[ASC-media] SPACE NERD ALERT - China launches first astronaut

Darren.Osborne at csiro.au Darren.Osborne at csiro.au
Wed Oct 15 15:08:14 EST 2003

FROM ABC:China launches manned space flight

China has launched its first manned space flight, becoming only the
third country to put a man into orbit.

Lift-off from the Gobi desert was at 9:00am local time (11:00am AEST),
the start of a mission that it is hoped will rocket China into the
exclusive space club pioneered by the former Soviet Union and United
States four decades ago.


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