Second Chinese Shenzhou Launches

Article written: 12 Oct , 2005
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China continued on its ambitious plans for human space exploration this morning with the launch of its second manned spacecraft this morning. The capsule Shenzhou-6 was lofted into orbit atop a Chinese Long March booster, carrying two astronauts: Fei Junlong and Nie Haisheng. The mission is expected to last up to 5 days, and the astronauts will perform a series of scientific experiments.


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