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China sets 2nd manned space flight on October 13
BEIJING, Oct. 6 -- China will launch its second manned space flight at 11:00 am (0300 GMT) on October 13, AFP has reported.
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Primary landing site ready to greet taikonauts back
The primary landing area for China's orbiting manned spacecraft Shenzhou-6 to return has been prepared well and is poised to welcome the
Rocket man at end of "Long March"
The successful launch of the Shenzhou VI spacecraft chalked up a record for not only the nation's manned space program, but also in the decades-long career of Liu Zhusheng,
Relaxed up there but tense down here
It was 3:50 pm yesterday. Astronaut Fei Junlong reclined leisurely on his chair, snacking on some food in the return module of Shenzhou VI, his legs outstretched.
Safety, comfort priority for designer
While the whole nation cheered the successful launch of the Shenzhou VI spacecraft, the face of Zhang Bainan showed only calmness and composure. As the
Motivated men behind the space mission
The countdown to the launch of Shenzhou VI was in its final hour at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in Northwest China's Gansu Province. Sitting in the
Shenzhou-6 undergoes 1st orbit maintenance operation
The Shenzhou-6 spacecraft underwent its first orbit maintenance operation early Friday morning to restore the vessel to its original trajectory.
Joints efforts made in monitoring Shenzhou-6's flight
Three aerospace centers in Beijing, northwest China's Jiuquan and north China's Xi'an jointly watch over China's second manned space flight, said an expert
SZ-8 to be fixed version of China-made space vessels
With a lot of modifications and improvements in the series of Shenzhou spacecraft capsules, Shenzhou-8 is expected to become a relatively fixed version of
Spacecraft switches from elliptical to circular orbit
China's second manned spaceship changes its elliptical orbit to a circular at 3:50 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. It is a very important step in
First Chinese language newspaper carried into space
Shenzhou-6 spacecraft, China's second manned space mission and first to send two astronauts into orbit, is the first to carry a Chinese language newspaper to
How do astronauts eat, sleep in spaceship?
Fei Junlong and Nie Haisheng, the two astronauts undertaking China's second manned space mission, will live and work in space for about 119 hours. How do they
Shanghai students cheer launch of Shenzhou VI
Wary of any mishap, Shanghai's elite Xiang Ming Middle School held off celebrating China's first manned space mission until it was safely over. Two
Landing field system operating after Shenzhou VI lifts off
The manned aerospace project's landing field system was activated after the Shenzhou VI spacecraft blasted off Wednesday morning, in case
Rocket "black box" found in Inner Mongolia
The magnetic recorder,or "black box", that disengaged from the Long March II F rocket carrying the Shenzhou-6 spacecraft into orbit, has been
China sends two astronauts into space
Amidst world attention, China on Wednesday convincingly proved its first multi-manned and multi-day spaceflight an "mission possible" and successful.
Recovery teams start searching for rocket black box
Recovery teams began to search for the rocket's black box and disengaged parts when the rocket and spacecraft separated minutes after the launch of China's
Yang Liwei says confident about astronauts in space
Yang Liwei, who became the first Chinese to orbit the Earth aboard spacecraft Shenzhou-5 for 21 hours two years ago, said he has confidence in the six Chinese
Second manned spacecraft successfully takes off
China's piecemeal but ambitious space program took another giant step today, as two Chinese taikonauts blasted into orbit on a state-of the-art Long March rocket on the
Chinese astronauts comfortable in orbit
The pair of Chinese astronauts in orbit about 350 km above the Earth said they were "feeling well" and everything is normal. A senior official
Next goals: Permanent space lab, and moon
Two years, two big steps being made, and another Chinese move towards the moon is in the making. The successful launch of China's second manned spacecraft
Premier hails successful launch of spacecraft
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao Wednesday hailed the successful launch of China's second manned spacecraft Shenzhou-6, reiterating China's policy for peaceful use
Chinese crew starts space mission
Two years after China became only the third nation to launch a human into orbit, a pair of astronauts blasted off Wednesday on a longer, riskier mission after
China's 2nd manned spacecraft takes off
China's piecemeal but ambitious space program has made another big take-off on the morning of October 12, 2005, when a couple of new Chinese taikonauts are sent to the orbit by China's state-
Shenzhou 4 - performed several science experiments
Shenzhou 4 launched on December 29, 2002, was the fourth unmanned launch of the Chinese Shenzhou spacecraft. Carried on board was two dummy astronauts to test the life support systems.
Senior Chinese leaders prepare to watch the launch
BEIJING, Oct. 12(Xinhuanet) At 8:00 a.m., Oct. 12, Hu Jintao, Jia Qinglin, Zeng Qinghong and Wu Guanzheng arrrived at Beijing Aerospace Command and Control Center, listening to the briefing,
Australia Ready For Shenzhou Emergency
Australian authorities are ready to rescue China's next astronauts in the event that the Shenzhou 6 spacecraft makes an emergency landing in Australia.
Astronauts enter spacecraft, ready for launch
Chinese astronauts Fei Julong and Nie Haisheng entered the capsule of spacecraft Shenzhou-6 at dawn Wednesday, preparing for the country's second manned space
Improved Long March II F rocket used for Shenzhou VI
China will continue to use its Long March II F rocket Wednesday morning to carry its Shenzhou-6 manned spacecraft into orbit, the headquarters of China's
Shenzhou VI set to blast off this morning
After months of anticipation and speculation, it's official: Two Chinese astronauts - Fei Junlong and Nie Haisheng are scheduled to start orbiting the Earth aboard the
Premier Wen sees off Shenzhou VI astronauts
The Beijing Aerospace Command and Control Center has got ready for the launch of China's second manned spacecraft Wednesday morning, and officials said everything was
Shenzhou VI set to take off tomorrow morning
China's second manned spacecraft is to be launched between 8:00am and 9:00am Wednesday morning Beijing time from a major space center in its northwestern Gansu Province,
China to launch Shenzhou VI on Wednesday
China's second manned space mission will be launched Wednesday morning, carrying two astronauts into orbit on a flight lasting several days, the government announced
Observation centre ready for launch of Shenzhou VI
The Xi'an Satellite Observation and Control Centre, the only such institution in China, is gearing up for the expected launch of Shenzhou VI this week. On
Official: Shenzhou VI not to carry plant seeds
China will not carry any plant seeds aboard Shenzhou VI, its second manned spacecraft, a senior official said yesterday. The announcement came after media reports
CCTV to provide live broadcasting signals for the flight
The China Central Television (CCTV) has been entrusted to provide live broadcasting signals of the whole flight process of China's second manned spacecraft
Shenzhou VI may lift off on October 12
China is expected to launch its second manned space mission this week from a remote desert region. At some point in the coming days, Shenzhou VI will lift
Assembly of spaceship, rocket completed
The assembly of China's second manned spaceship and its carrier rocket has been completed. The Jiuquan Satellite Launch Base in China's northwest Gansu Province says
China sets 2nd manned space flight on October 13
China will launch its second manned space flight at 11:00 am (0300 GMT) on October 13, AFP has reported . "We expect (to launch the flight) on October 13 if
China's second manned space launch imminent
China's second manned spacecraft Shenzhou VI is scheduled to be lifted in mid-October, and the mission is supposed to last about five days with two astronauts on board,
"Shenzhou Economy" has far-reaching influence on nation
When China's first manned spacecraft, the Shenzhou V, was shot into space from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Gansu at 9 a.m. on October 15, 2003, the Shenzhou
"Space Hero" to skip follow-up mission
China plans to send its second manned space mission into orbit next month, but the man who made the first trip won't be along. Instead, Yang Liwei, a
Yang Liwei won't go on Shenzhou VI mission
China's first man in space, Yang Liwei, will not be among the two astronauts who blast off on the country's second manned mission next month, state media reported.
China to send Shenzhou VI in mid-October
China's second manned spacecraft Shenzhou VI is scheduled to be lifted in mid-October, said China's first astronaut Yang Liwei. The mission is supposed to last five
Shenzhou VI flight "after October holiday"
China plans to launch its second manned space mission after the National Day holiday next month, AFP cited Beijing News as reporting. The spacecraft Shenzhou VI will
Shenzhou VI to be launched soon
China has begun narrowing down the list of candidates for its second manned space flight, scheduled for September or October, and started testing its rockets for final
New technologies applied to Shenzhou VI
Huang Chunping, chief commander of rocket system of China's Manned Space Program confirmed that China would launch the Shenzhou VI this autumn. There would be two astronauts on
Space mission set: two to orbit in Shenzhou-VI
Two Chinese astronauts may be orbiting Earth as early as September, this time spending five days aloft in the nation's second manned venture into outer space, China's
Photos
First breakfast in space
Astronauts Nie Haisheng and Fei Junlong helped themselves to pineapple-filled mooncakes for the first breakfast in space, during which Nie took photos of the scene with digital camera, Oct.
"Black box" found
Fei's family toast for Shenzhou VI
Astronaut Fei Junlong's family members toast for SZ-6's successful liftoff in Jiangsu's Kun Shan, Fei's hometown, Oct. 12, 2005.
Navy hail Shenzhou VI
Many of the navy in Shanghai hail SZ-6's successful launch on the morning of Oct. 12, 2005.
Second manned spacecraft launched
China launches its second manned spacecraft Shenzhou VI at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China's Gansu Province, October 12, 2005. China's second manned
Chinese cheer the successful launch
China's second manned spacecraft entered orbit after blasting off from a remote northwestern launch site on Wednesday, state media said, just two years after the country joined the elite club
Premier Wen hails successful launch
HK citizens watch the launch
Astronauts' families hail the launch
Chinese celebrate the successful launch
Dongfeng Propeller separates
Picture shows the moment of Dongfeng Propeller's separation.
Beijing Aerospace Command, Control Center
The photos show the Beijing Aerospace Command and Control Center, Oct. 12, 2005.
President Hu meets Shenzhou VI experts
President Hu Jintao meets experts working for the Shenzhou VI mission in Beijing, Oct. 12, 2005.
Chief commander: Shenzhou VI launch successful
Space program chief commander declares successful launch of Shenzhou VI.
Shenzhou VI blasts off at 9:00
Rocket separates from spacecraft
Astronauts in Shenzhou VI at ease
Launch tower core opens up
At 8:20 a.m., Oct. 12, the launch tower core is opening up.
Senior Chinese leaders meet astronauts
Premier Wen Jiabao (1st R), Li Changchun (2nd R) and Luo Gan (3rd R), both members of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China,
Fei and Nie wave at launch site
Fei Junlong and Nie Haisheng, two selected astronauts on Shenzhou VI mission wave before they go up to the launch tower in Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, northwest China's Gansu Province,
Fei and Nie walk to launch tower
Fei Junlong and Nie Haisheng, the two selected astronauts on Shenzhou VI mission are about to walk towards the launch tower in Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, northwest China's Gansu
Shenzhou VI ready for space trip
Undated photo shows China's second manned spacecraft Shenzhou VI joined by the Long March CZ-2F rocket at the launch tower of the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center. Shenzhou-6 spacecraft will
Candidates arrive at JSLC in Sept
Cosmonauts in training
Entire rocket ready on launch pad
Systems, carrier rocket ready for launch
Cosmonauts for Shenzhou VI to be selected
Jiuquan poised for Shenzhou VI launch
Undated photos show the night view of the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Jiuquan, northwest China's Gansu Province.
Four Hunan Xiang embroideries for Shenzhou VI
Four Shapingxiang embroideries will go to outer space on board Shenzhou VI.
Flight training
Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre (5)
File photo: The spaceflight cenotaph in Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre.
Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre (4)
File photo: Workers maintain the railway which passes through Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre.
Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre (3)
File photo: The cattle farm of Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre provides plenty of milk for local residents.
Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre (2)
File photo: The photo shows Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre, Gansu Province.
Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre (1)
Cosmonauts take training (3)
Cosmonauts are under training for the launch of Shenzhou VI, May 31, 2005.
Special wedding at Jiuquan launch site
Yang Yanfeng kisses his wife Wang Lei during their special wedding at the launching platform for Shenzhou VI spacecraft in Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre, Gansu Province, Oct. 1, 2005.
Yang Liwei not on Shenzhou VI mission
China's first man in space, Yang Liwei, will not be among the two astronauts who blast off on the country's second manned mission next month, state media reported.
Yang Liwei's statue erected
The statue of Yang Liwei, China's first man in space, is erected in his hometown Huludao, Liaoning Province, Sept. 27, 2005.
Eight-meter painting to be carried on Shenzhou VI
A 8-meter-long, 3-meter-high painting named "Flying Dragon" will be carried on the Shenzhou VI.
Cosmonauts prepare for launch
Zhai Zhigang and Nie Haisheng hold flowers at an award ceremony. As what was done before launching "Shenzhou V", three groups with a total of six astronauts are available to be
Cosmonauts take training (2)
Cosmonauts take training in the simulated capsule, May 31, 2005.
Cosmonauts take training (1)
Cosmonaut Yang Liwei and his two companions communicate with scientists during the training for the launch of Shenzhou VI, May 31, 2005.
Shenzhou VI ready to launch
Technicians make final examinations and tests of China's second manned spaceship Shenzhou VI at Jiuquan satellite launch center in Gansu Province, Sept. 25, 2005.
ShenzhouV capsule on display
A Chinese official (with loudspeaker) gestures to the the re-entry capsule of the Shenzhou-V spaceship on display in Nanjing, east China's Jiangsu Province September 17, 2005.

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