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China's First Manned Flight Into Space

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On Wednesday October, 15, 2003 Chinese astronaut Yang Liwei blasted off at 9:00 am from China's Jiuquan Space Launch Center in the Gobi Desert. Liwei reached orbit in the Shenzhou V space capsule, becoming the first Chinese astronaut and making China only the third nation (After Russia and The USA) to reach space with a manned spacecraft. The mission ended 21 hours later when he landed safely in the grasslands of the Inner Mongolia province.

Posted:  2003-10-16  7:53:53 PM

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