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2008-09-28 09:40:00

On Saturday, a Chinese astronaut executed the country's first-ever spacewalk, a landmark in an impressive program with the country’s intention of challenging the United States and Russia in a swift space expansion.

2008-09-26 09:00:13

Taikonauts to take traditional Chinese medicines in Shenzhou-7 spaceflight BEIJING, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) -- China's Shenzhou-7 astronauts will take traditional Chinese medicine in their spaceflight to treat motion sickness, doctor with the astronauts training center said on Thursday.

2008-09-26 06:00:14

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) BEIJING, Sept. 26 (Xinhua) - Astronaut aboard the Shenzhou-7 spacecraft, China's third manned spaceship, began to unpack and assemble the indigenous Feitian extra-vehicular activity (EVA) suit at 10:20 a.m.

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2008-09-16 12:10:00

China space officials have announced the names of three astronauts who will carry out the country’s third manned space mission.

2008-02-29 16:28:23

China has successfully tested the spacesuits and airlock to be used in its first-ever spacewalk during a spaceflight later this year, the nation's state-run media has reported. The spacewalk will take place during the Shenzhou 7 mission, China's third manned spaceflight, which is set to launch from Jiuquan, Gansu province, in October 2008, according to recent reports by the Xinhua News Agency and China Daily. "Both the airlock module and the extravehicular spacesuit passed...

2007-10-23 20:07:18

A Chinese submarine will send test signals that could change the course of a satellite when China launches its first moon orbiter, as part of the country's effort to develop space war technology, a human rights watchdog said Tuesday.

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2005-11-26 18:22:57

China's top leaders honored two astronauts who spent five days in space with a military-themed ceremony broadcast live on television Saturday in an apparent attempt to rouse support for communist rule.

2005-10-20 22:00:00

BEIJING (Reuters) - A Chinese man has paid $100,000 for a 90-minute voyage that will make him China's first tourist in space, the China Daily said on Friday.

2005-10-17 04:05:00

By Chris Buckley and Benjamin Kang Lim BEIJING (Reuters) - China's second manned spacecraft returned on Monday after orbiting the Earth for five days as patriotic fervor gripped the nation and the media hailed the mission as a symbol of the country's technological prowess.

2005-10-17 04:05:00

China's second manned spacecraft returned on Monday after orbiting the Earth for five days as patriotic fervor gripped the nation and the media hailed the mission as a symbol of the country's technological prowess. Astronauts Fei Junlong, 40, and Nie Haisheng, 41, were flown to Beijing where they were given a hero's welcome.


Word of the Day
begunk
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.