[FPSPACE] FLASH: China Launches Second Shenzhou Test Flight
Tue, 9 Jan 2001 15:48:21 EST
- China Launches Second Shenzhou Test Flight
Beijing (AFP) Jan. 10, 2001 - China's fledgling space programme launched an
unmanned test flight early Wednesday, the second in a series expected to
lead to a first manned space voyage as early as next year. The state Xinhua
news agency announced Shenzhou II blasted off from Jiuquan in northwest
China, carrying a number of unidentified animals, and entered a preset orbit.