Yang Liwei

Shenzhou 10 Spacecraft Launched Successfully

China’s Shenzhou (Sacred Vessel) 10 spacecraft launched successfully from its base in the Gobi Desert on Tuesday, carrying three astronauts on a 15 day mission to the orbiting Tiangong (Heavenly Palace) 1 space station....

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

From Reuters via Yahoo.com: 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 […]

Better not to piss in diaper in space, says China’s first spaceman – People’s Daily

From People’s Daily Online: “Better not to piss in diaper,” said China’s first man in space, “Baby doesn’t like it, neither does an adult.” Senior Colonel Yang Liwei of the Chinese astronaut brigade told a curious audience who questioned Yang about his experience in the country’s first space mission, Shenzhou-5, in October 2003. So far, […]

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