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Spokesman says fire alarm in Shenzhou-7 false, no fire breaks out

2008-09-27 12:52:55 GMT2008-09-27 20:52:55 (Beijing Time) Xinhua English

BEIJING, Sept 27 (Xinhua) -- A fire alarm the Shenzhou-7 spacecraft reported during China's maiden spacewalk Saturday afternoon was false, said Wang Zhaoyao, spokesperson with the manned space program late Saturday.

The alarm sounded because of a sensor error, said Wang at a press conference.

Taikonaut Zhai Zhigang floated out of Shenzhou-7 at about 4:34 p.m. (Beijing Time) Saturday, accomplishing China's first attempt on an extravehicular activity (EVA).

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