China mission sets space record

From BBCnews:

China’s Shenzhou VI has entered its second day in orbit, making it the country’s longest manned space flight so far.

Astronauts Nie Haisheng, celebrating a birthday on Thursday, and Fei Junlong, carried out experiments on the craft’s stability, state media said.

Experts were satisfied with the first day’s progress, Xinhua agency said.

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