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2005-07-15 09:27:20

BEIJING (AP) -- China hopes to launch its second manned space mission in October, two years after its first flight, a state newspaper reported Friday. Earlier reports said the government planned to launch a two-man crew into orbit in September or October on a five- to six-day flight. The Shenzhou VI capsule will "preferably be launched in early October," Sun Weigang, director of the Space Department of the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp., said in the report in the China Daily...

2004-12-22 13:37:43

BEIJING (AP) -- China gave a rare glimpse Wednesday of astronauts preparing for its second manned space mission, with state television showing trainees in simulated zero gravity doing somersaults and holding up the national flag. "The training has been going very smoothly," said Col. Yang Liwei, who made history on Oct. 15, 2003, as China's first man in space. "We have had no problems at all." China says its next flight will send two astronauts into orbit in late 2005, two years after...

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