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2005-10-11 20:35:00

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

2005-10-11 18:12:14

By Ben Blanchard BEIJING (Reuters) - China sends its second manned mission into orbit from a remote launch site in the dusty northwest on Wednesday, just two years after joining an elite club of space powers.

2005-10-11 18:35:00

Just two years after joining the exclusive club of spacefaring nations, China prepared Wednesday for its second manned flight from a launch pad in the Gobi Desert. A rocket carrying the Shenzhou 6 capsule and two astronauts was to blast off sometime Wednesday from the remote base in China's northwest.

2005-10-10 19:41:29

BEIJING (Reuters) - China is counting down to a manned space launch expected on Wednesday, joining an exclusive club of just three countries to put a man into space twice.

2005-10-10 18:43:06

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has scheduled the launch of its second manned spacecraft this week, aiming to join the exclusive club of just three countries to put a man into space twice.

2005-10-10 16:20:00

China plans to launch two astronauts into orbit on its second manned space flight as early as this week, using the occasion to trumpet its ambitions as a global power. State media say the launch might happen Thursday - almost exactly two years after the first Chinese manned space mission in 2003 - but the date hasn't been confirmed by the government.

2005-09-26 08:50:00

China's second manned space mission - and its first to carry two astronauts - is due to launch on Oct. 13, weather permitting, and return five days later, a state media report said.

2005-09-14 10:30:54

China's first man in space, Yang Liwei, may make his big screen debut in a charity movie produced by filmmaker Tsui Hark, a Hong Kong newspaper reported Wednesday.

2005-07-15 09:27:20

China hopes to launch its second manned space mission in October, two years after its first flight, a state newspaper reported Friday.

2005-07-14 19:54:48

BEIJING (Reuters) - China is aiming to launch its second manned space capsule in October with two astronauts on a five- to six-day mission, the China Daily newspaper reported on Friday.

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  • Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
  • A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).
The word chomage comes into English from French.]