China Will Broadcast First Spacewalk

A sign of China’s growing confidence in its space programme: the next flight, due later this month, will feature a live broadcast of a first ever space walk by Chinese astronauts. (A report from the Shanghai Daily here.) It is only five years since China became the third nation to send a person into orbit. This flight will have a three-man crew. The spacewalker will wear a Chinese made spacesuit, but Shenzhou VII will carry a Russian suit as back up.

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2 responses to “China Will Broadcast First Spacewalk

  1. Finally China has launched Shenzhou VII yesterday and we now still waiting broadcast about their first spacewalk program.

  2. chinabystander

    Xinhua says the spacewalk is scheduled to take place at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, and will last about 30 minutes.

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