China Just Weeks From Second Manned Spaceflight – Tariq Malik

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China is paring down the list of astronauts to fly aboard its second manned spaceflight, a two-person mission set to launch within weeks, state news reports said Wednesday.

Several two-astronaut teams have been selected from a candidate field of 14 former fighter pilots, though the final decision will depend on how they perform in upcoming tests, Zhang Qingwei, president of the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp., told the Shanghai Morning Post. The state run Xinhua News Agency later reported the announcement.

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