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China Launches Second Manned Space Mission

Posted October. 13, 2005 07:06,   


China’s manned spacecraft launch technology has taken another step. China launched its second manned spacecraft, the Shenzhou VI (above) from a base in Jiuquan City in Gansu Province on October 12. China’s first manned space mission was launched in 2003. Below is a photo of employees at the Shanghai Space Bureau cheering at the launch, which was broadcast live on TV.