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Tuesday, March 04, 2008

October Shenzhou-7 Spacewalk Key to Future Chinese Orbiting Space Station

The Shenzhou VII three-man spacecraft is being readied for low earth orbit in October of this year with the mission of the first Chinese spacewalk as a critical step in the subsequent establishment of a big space laboratory, according to Qi Faren, former chief designer of China's Shenzhou spaceships.

"The taikonauts will move out of the spacecraft and exchange with the staff in other space probes, a crucial technical preparation for building a large space lab or station in the future," Qi told the Xinhua News Agency.

2 comments:

Azmount Aryl said...

Without heavier launch vehicle their space station project looks kinda weak I say.

Anonymous said...

Boooo! :(

Why can't Tibet have a space program? 'Cause China is killing Tibet.