Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Chinese Space

Taikonaut About To Spacewalk

Credit: Xinhua

This is the lucky bloke scheduled for a spacewalk later this month. HIs name is Zhai Zhigang.

The rest of the gang. From the left: Zhai Zhigang, Liu Boming, Jing Haipeng

China is the third nation that independently launch manned spacecrafts. Shenzhou VII, the spacecraft scheduled for launching 25. September 2008, is the third manned spaceflight for China. I don't blame them for being proud; like the first Chinese taikonaut Yang Liwei express below. Taikonaut is the Chinese word for the English astronaut and Russian Cosmonaut.

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