China to select taikonauts for space station

March 5th, 2009 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS  

Beijing, March 5 (Xinhua) China has started a new round of selection for taikonauts and five to seven of them will be part of the final list, said an official of the country’s space programme Thursday.
“The new taikonauts will mainly take missions related to China’s planned space station,” said Zhang Jianqi, deputy chief commander of the manned space project, on the sidelines of the annual session of China’s parliament.

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