China’s Shenzhou VII to launch Sept 25th

BEIJING, Sept. 17 — Zhai Zhigang, a reserve for the Shenzhou V and VI missions, is poised to become China’s first spacewalker, reports have said.

Three 42-year-old astronauts – Zhai Zhigang, Liu Boming and Jing Haipeng – have been selected to carry out the country’s third manned space mission, which will last from Sept 25-28, according to

The most likely takeoff time for Shenzhou VII is 9:10 pm on Sept 25, the website said.




~ by tellinghistory on September 25, 2008.

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