China to Launch Manned Spacecraft

In accordance with their long-term space plan and planned missions for 2012, China is planning a manned space docking later in June. CNN reports: The Shenzhou-9 was moved to a launch platform Saturday to allow scientists to...

China Reveals First Astronaut Yang Liwei’s Brush with Death – Reuters

From Reuters via China, which is launching a lunar exploration programme this year, revealed on Monday how close the country’s first astronaut came to death on his return to Earth. China became only the third country to put a man in space after the former Soviet Union and the United States when Yang Liwei […]

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