China plans first space-walk

PhotoPhotoChina will launch three astronauts into space next year in its third manned rocket flight and broadcast its first space-walk live, local media reported on Tuesday.

China in 2003 became only the third country to put a man into space using its own rocket after the former Soviet Union and the United States. It then sent two astronauts on a five-day flight on its Shenzhou VI rocket in Oct 2005.

China planned to launch its third manned rocket, Shenzhou VII, into space in October 2008, according to a local newspaper report reproduced in the Shanghai Daily.

Source:  Reuters

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