Shenzhou VI

China has set the date for its second manned rocket launch, Shenzhou VI. The rocket will launch in early October and will carry two astronauts into a low Earth orbit. They will orbit for five to six days. This will be significantly longer than the 21 and a half hour journey of Yang Liwei, China's first astronaut, two years ago.

Posted in astro blog by Stuart on Saturday 16th Jul 2005 (21:19 UTC) | Permalink
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