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2005-10-16 22:55:00

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 China's technological prowess.

2005-10-16 17:39:12

By Chris Buckley and Benjamin Kang Lim BEIJING (Reuters) - China's second manned spacecraft Shenzhou VI returned home 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 China's technological prowess.

2005-10-16 16:04:08

By Chris Buckley and Benjamin Kang Lim BEIJING (Reuters) - China's second manned spacecraft Shenzhou VI touched down successfully in Inner Mongolia on Monday after orbiting the Earth for five days, state media said, as the country stepped up a gush of patriotic fanfare.

2005-10-16 06:38:30

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has scrambled helicopters, rescue teams and medics to a northern grassland area to prepare for the return of its Shenzhou VI spacecraft, expected to touch down on Monday morning, Xinhua news agency said.

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2005-10-15 05:04:31

Ships tracking China's Shenzhou 6 spacecraft encountered rough weather Friday and were preparing emergency measures in case conditions worsened, even as the astronauts completed their third day in orbit without a hitch, state media reported.

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2005-10-13 08:31:48

A Chinese astronaut celebrated his birthday in orbit on Thursday, as the flight of his Shenzhou 6 capsule entered its second day, setting a new record for the length of a Chinese space mission.

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2005-10-13 04:45:00

Two Chinese astronauts circling the Earth are doing experiments to help China find ways to put up people in a potential space laboratory for long stretches, Xinhua news agency said.

2005-10-12 04:20:00

By Ben Blanchard and Benjamin Kang Lim BEIJING (Reuters) - China's second manned spacecraft blasted off from a remote northwestern launch site on Wednesday, two years after the country joined an elite club of space powers.

2005-10-11 22:45:00

By Ben Blanchard and Benjamin Kang Lim BEIJING (Reuters) - China's second manned spacecraft blasted off from a remote northwestern launch site on Wednesday, two years after the country joined an elite club of space powers.

2005-10-12 00:45:00

China's second manned spacecraft blasted off from a remote northwestern launch site on Wednesday, two years after the country joined an elite club of space powers. Astronauts Fei Junlong, 40, and Nie Haisheng, 41, both colonels in the People's Liberation Army, were handpicked from 14 fighter pilots and had been in the running for China's first manned space launch in 2003.


Word of the Day
saggar
  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.
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