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mensax
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posted 10-08-2003 06:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mensax   Click Here to Email mensax     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, the date has been set by China for the first manned launch...

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20031008/ap_on_re_as/china_space_031007112743

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mensax
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posted 10-10-2003 06:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mensax   Click Here to Email mensax     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I understand that their are 14 canidates for China's first man in space. It has now been announced that this first mission will be 14 orbits. Anybody, else think they might be trying to be twice as good as America's original 7?

Noah

Robert Pearlman
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posted 10-10-2003 06:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think its coincidental. There are really 12 candidates and two trainers (who are also being considered for space flight and from unconfirmed reports, are among the favorites for the first flight).

Further (unconfirmed) reports this morning indicate that the class of 14 has been narrowed to three as to who may fly Shenzhou-5.

lunarrv15
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posted 10-10-2003 09:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for lunarrv15   Click Here to Email lunarrv15     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
is china giving out offical photo of the first astronaut and where to write for the photo

Robert Pearlman
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posted 10-10-2003 09:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by lunarrv15:
is china giving out offical photo of the first astronaut and where to write for the photo

Other than releasing the names of the two trainers and 12 test pilots training, China has not released any official information -- including photographs -- of the candidates. We do not yet know who or how many taikonauts will fly on Shenzhou-5 and an official autograph policy or address to write to has not yet been identified.

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