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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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‘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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Taikonaut Zhai completes China’s first spacewalk (Second lead)


September 27th, 2008 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 27 (Xinhua) Chinese taikonaut Zhai Zhigang slipped out of the Shenzhou VII spacecraft Saturday afternoon and completed the country's fist spacewalk mission, spending about half-an hour in the outer space ... Read more...

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Chinese taikonaut begins spacewalk (Lead)


September 27th, 2008 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 27 (Xinhua) Chinese taikonaut Zhai Zhigang slipped out of the orbital module of Shenzhou-VII spacecraft Saturday afternoon, starting China's first spacewalk or extravehicular activity (EVA) in outer space. Donning a ... Read more...

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Chinese taikonauts prepare for spacewalk


September 27th, 2008 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 27 (Xinhua) Two Chinese taikonauts have moved from re-entry module of Shenzhou-VII spacecraft to its orbital module, starting preparations for the country's first spacewalk mission. According to the Beijing Aerospace ... 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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China to broadcast spacewalk live


September 26th, 2008 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 26 (Xinhua) China will broadcast live the spacewalk by one of its astronauts aboard the Shenzhou spacecraft now in orbit, according to Wang Zhaoyao, spokesperson of the manned space programme. ... Read more...

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China launches manned spacecraft on spacewalk mission (Lead)


September 25th, 2008 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
Jiquan (China), Sep 25 (Xinhua) China launched Friday a manned spacecraft carrying three astronauts on its first-ever spacewalk mission.The spacecraft Shenzhou VII blasted off from the Jiuquan space centre in the northwestern ... Read more...

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Spacewalk to mark giant step for China


September 25th, 2008 - 10:36 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 25 (DPA) When Zhai Zhigang floats out of a space capsule wearing his 120-kg, $30-million pressurized suit, he is to set another landmark for China's ambitious space programme as it ... 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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China names its first spacewalker astronaut


September 17th, 2008 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, September 17 (ANI): Zhai Zhigang has been named as Chinas first spacewalker astronaut, who will be part of the countrys third manned space mission, which will last from September ... Read more...

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Chinas third manned space mission to launch in late September


September 8th, 2008 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 8 (ANI): China has announced the date for the launch of Shenzhou VII, its third manned space mission, as sometime between 25 and 30 September.The spacecraft will be launched ... Read more...

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