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Thursday, September 25, 2008

China space launch successful
A lot of visuals and video of launch. - LRK -
The launch of spacecraft Shenzhou-7 was an important part of China's
effort to "explore and make peaceful use of outer space."

Chief designer says Shenzhou-7 has four tasks
Xinhua, China - 6 hours ago

The Shenzhou-7 spacecraft, with three astronauts on board, blasted off
from the Jiuquan launch center at 9:10 pm Thursday.

China's Shenzhou-7 boosts people's pride, space fervor Xinhua

China's Shenzhou-7 spacecraft completes orbit maneuver Xinhua

China's Shenzhou-7 manned spacecraft to pass six key tests for ... Xinhua

Thanks to all of you who fed me links to where I might watch what was
going on with the Shenzhou 7 launch.

I missed the action and the updates have been most informative.

Thanks for looking up with me.

Larry Kellogg

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China launches riskiest space mission yet.
by Robert J. Saiget
Jiuquan, China (AFP) Sept 25, 2008

China on Thursday launched its riskiest space flight yet, sending
three men into orbit on a mission that will include the nation's first
ever space walk, state media said.

The Shenzhou VII spacecraft lifted off from Jiuquan Satellite Launch
Centre in northwest China at 9:10 pm (1310 GMT) in the presence of
President Hu Jintao and other senior leaders, state television
reported live.

"The successful launch marked the first victory of the Shenzhou VII
mission," a triumphant Hu said.

Space Weather News for Sept. 25, 2008

CHINESE SPACE LAUNCH: China's Shenzhou 7 spacecraft carrying a 3-man
crew lifted off today from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center and is
now in Earth orbit. During the upcoming three-day mission, Chinese
astronauts, called taikonauts, will launch a small satellite and
conduct their country's first space walk. As they orbit Earth,
Shenzhou 7 and the body of the rocket that launched it will be visible
to the naked eye from many parts of the globe. Check the Satellite
Tracker for viewing times: .

(Note: Frequent checks are recommended; predictions may change as the
orbit is adjusted and estimates of orbital elements improve.)

Sighting reports and updates will be posted on




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