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Shenzhou V manned spaceship — China´s first human spaceflight carrying Yang Liwei

05-08-2013 16:50 BJT

Launch time:09:00 am BJT on Oct. 15th, 2003

The Shenzhou V manned spaceship is China’s first manned spaceship developed on the basis of unmanned spaceship, and has the ability to carry out automatic return under emergency, the manually-controlled return, the return in the second or third day.

The Shenzhou V manned spaceship is China’s first manned
spaceship developed on the basis of unmanned spaceship.

An astronaut will ride the spaceship, and he can, in accordance with the preset procedure and the commands from the ground, manually re-send the important commands for release of spaceship and unfolding of solar cell array.

Know more about China's first astronaut Yang Liwei>>

Yang Liwei became an instant star on Oct. 15, 2003, when he began his
21-hour space mission to go where no Chinese man had gone before.



Editor:Yang Jie |Source: CNSA

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