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Chinese astronauts return to Earth


June 29th, 2012 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 29 (IANS) Three astronauts who completed China's first manned space docking safely returned to Earth Friday morning.The return capsule of Shenzhou-9 spacecraft touched down in north China's Inner ... Read more...

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Chinese spacecraft docks with orbiting module


June 24th, 2012 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 24 (IANS) Chinese astronauts Sunday manually docked a spacecraft with an orbiting module, the first such attempt in China's space exploration history, authorities said.The astronauts successfully docked the ... Read more...

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Chinese astronauts get e-mail from earth


June 19th, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 19 (IANS) Chinese astronauts in the orbiting space module Tiangong-1 Tuesday received the first of its kind e-mail from earth.The Beijing Aerospace Control Centre said the e-mail contains ... Read more...

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Liu is first Chinese woman in space


June 16th, 2012 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 16 (IANS) Liu Yang, a former Chinese air force pilot, became the country's first female astronaut Saturday evening as she along with two male colleagues blasted off into ... Read more...

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Joining Chinese space mission doesn’t come easy! (Lead)


March 25th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 25 (IANS) China has selected its first two women astronauts for the next manned space mission to be launched between June and August. The selection process required them ... Read more...

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Joining Chinese space mission doesn’t come easy!


March 25th, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 25 (IANS) China has selected its first two women astronauts for its next manned space mission to be launched between June and August. The selection process required them ... Read more...

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Chinese woman may reach space by 2012


April 30th, 2011 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 30 (ANI): China's female astronauts could fly into space as soon as the latter half of 2012.The two women astronauts, both pilots from the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air ... Read more...

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China to launch two space modules


April 30th, 2011 - 3:30 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 30 (IANS) China will launch two unmanned space modules in the second half of this year, a media report said.The modules, named Tiangong-1 and Shenzhou-8, will take part ... Read more...

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China to prepare astronauts for long stay in space


January 18th, 2011 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 18 (IANS) China is preparing astronauts for long-term missions so that they can "carry out manned explorations of deep space in the future", an official said.A five-year programme to ready ... Read more...

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China tests space module for 2011 launch


August 18th, 2010 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 18 (IANS) China has finished construction of its first module of an unmanned space station and is testing it for a launch in 2011, a military official has said. The 8.5-tonne ... Read more...

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Chinese astronauts have dog meat on menu to keep fit


May 13th, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 13 (ANI): The first Chinese man to orbit around the earth has said that astronauts eat dog meat to in order to provide them nutrition and keep them fully fit. ... Read more...

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China plans to launch unmanned space module next year


March 3rd, 2010 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 3 (IANS) China plans to launch an unmanned space module in 2011. It is expected to complete the country's first space docking which is regarded as an essential step toward ... Read more...

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China quashes claims of its star-wars dreams


November 6th, 2009 - 3:27 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Nov. 6 (ANI): China has clarified that the People's Liberation Army's recent interest in space programs is not aimed at weaponizing outer space, but to engage in peaceful ventures.The China Daily ... Read more...

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In a first, Chinese women enrol to become astronauts (Lead)


September 17th, 2009 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 17 (Xinhua) China has selected 30 men and 15 women candidates in the second round of its space-training programme, officials said Thursday. All 45 candidates are air force pilots.Five men ... Read more...

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Chinese female combat pilots to debut at National Day Parade


April 2nd, 2009 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Jinzhou (China), April 2 (Xinhua) China's first batch of female combat pilots will debut at the National Day Parade in October this year, an official said Thursday. Sixteen female fighter jet pilots ... Read more...

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China to send a man to the moon


March 12th, 2009 - 10:46 am ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
China is ready to send a man to the moon as early as 2020 if a trial of 'recoverable moon rovers' in the three years before that runs smoothly, state media quoted ... Read more...

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Chinese astronauts return home after landmark spacewalk (Lead)


September 28th, 2008 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 28 (Xinhua) Three Chinese astronauts, who made history after conducting the country's first spacewalk Saturday, returned home safely in a Shenzhou-7 module that landed in China's central Inner Mongolia region ... Read more...

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Chinese astronauts preparing for return to earth


September 28th, 2008 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 28 (Xinhua) Chinese astronauts onboard the spacecraft Shenzhou-VII started preparing Sunday morning for the return trip to the earth after accomplishing China's first spacewalk Saturday afternoon. The three astronauts were ... Read more...

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‘How did you feel in space?’ President Hu asks spacewalker


September 27th, 2008 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 27 (Xinhua) China's President Hu Jintao asked Chinese astronauts what it was like walking in space after the trio successfully realised the country's first space walk Saturday. "How did you ... Read more...

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Chinese astronauts test suit for spacewalk mission


September 26th, 2008 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 26 (Xinhua) Astronauts aboard China's Shenzhou VII spacecraft Friday finished assembling a spacesuit for tests before carrying out the country's first spacewalk mission.Two of the three astronauts unpacked the ... Read more...

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Chinas report of astronauts first night in space a fake


September 26th, 2008 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 26 (ANI): If reports are to be believed, Chinas state news agency had published a dispatch from the countrys three latest astronauts describing their first night in space in ... Read more...

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China to launch third manned spacecraft Thursday


September 24th, 2008 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Jiuquan (China), Sep 24 (Xinhua) China will launch its third manned spacecraft Shenzhou-7 Thursday, a spokesperson of the space programme said Wednesday. The Shenzhou-7, carrying three astronauts, will be launched on a ... Read more...

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Chinese astronauts take part in Olympic torch relay


June 29th, 2008 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Jiuquan (China), June 29 (Xinhua) Fei Junlong and Nie Haisheng, the crew of Shenzhou spacecraft 6, carried the Olympic flame Saturday in the torch relay at the "Dongfeng Space City" in northwest ... Read more...

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China to send its new rocket into space by 2013


November 20th, 2007 - 6:40 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Nov.20 (ANI): The manned spacecraft Shenzhou VII is likely to be launched into space in October 2008, shortly after the conclusion of the Beijing Olympic Games. The China Daily quoted Pang ... Read more...

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