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Astronauts preparing for China's first spacewalk

2008-09-26 05:27:14 GMT2008-09-26 13:27:14 (Beijing Time) China Daily

Blue-suited Chinese astronaut Liu Boming is on duty in the cabin of the Shenzhou VII spacecraft in this frame grab taken on the morning of September 26, 2008. Astronauts aboard the Shenzhou VII spacecraft, China's third manned spaceship, began to unpack and assemble the indigenous Feitian extra-vehicular activity (EVA) suit at 10:20 am Friday in preparation for China's first spacewalk.[CFP]

Three Chinese astronauts in the cabin of Shenzhou VII spacecraft wait for launch at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China's Gansu province on Thursday September 25, 2008. One of them will walk in space about 343 km above the Earth on Saturday. [Xinhua]

Chinese taikonauts are seen in the cabin of the Shenzhou VII spacecraft in this frame grab taken on September 25, 2008. One of them will walk in space about 343 km above the Earth on Saturday. [cctv.com]

Chinese taikonauts are seen in the cabin of the Shenzhou VII spacecraft in this frame grab taken on September 25, 2008. One of them will walk in space about 343 km above the Earth on Saturday. [cctv.com]

Blue-suited Chinese astronaut Liu Boming is on duty in the cabin of the Shenzhou VII spacecraft in this frame grab taken on the morning of September 26, 2008. Astronauts aboard the Shenzhou VII spacecraft, China's third manned spaceship, began to unpack and assemble the indigenous Feitian extra-vehicular activity (EVA) suit at 10:20 am Friday in preparation for China's first spacewalk.

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