Thu, September 25, 2008
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Shenzhou-7 taikonauts attend see-off ceremony

2008-09-25 12:35:24 GMT2008-09-25 20:35:24 (Beijing Time) Xinhua English

Chinese taikonauts (R-L) Zhai Zhigang, Liu Boming and Jing Haipeng wave at the setting-out ceremony at the taikonauts' apartment compound of the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China's Gansu Province, Sept. 25, 2008. China counted down Thursday to its third manned space mission Shenzhou-7 which will include the country's first ever space walk.(Xinhua/Li Gang)

Chinese taikonauts (R-L) Liu Boming, Zhai Zhigang and Jing Haipeng wave to photographers as they wait to set out at the taikonauts' apartment in the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China's Gansu Province, Sept. 25, 2008.(Xinhua/Li Tao)

Chinese taikonauts Jing Haipeng attend the setting-out ceremony at the taikonauts' apartment compound of the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China's Gansu Province, Sept. 25, 2008. China counted down Thursday to its third manned space mission Shenzhou-7 which will include the country's first ever space walk. (Xinhua/Li Gang)

Chinese taikonaut Zhai Zhigang attends the setting-out ceremony at the taikonauts' apartment compound of the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China's Gansu Province, Sept. 25, 2008. China counted down Thursday to its third manned space mission Shenzhou-7 which will include the country's first ever space walk. (Xinhua/Li Gang)

Chinese taikonaut Liu Boming attends the setting-out ceremony at the taikonauts' apartment compound of the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China's Gansu Province, Sept. 25, 2008. China counted down Thursday to its third manned space mission Shenzhou-7 which will include the country's first ever space walk. (Xinhua/Li Gang)

Chinese taikonauts (R-L) Zhai Zhigang, Liu Boming and Jing Haipeng wave at the setting-out ceremony at the taikonauts' apartment compound of the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China's Gansu Province, Sept. 25, 2008. China counted down Thursday to its third manned space mission Shenzhou-7 which will include the country's first ever space walk.

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