Re: China Launches 3rd Shenzhou Spacecraft

From: Jonathan T Wojack (tlj18@juno.com)
Date: Mon Mar 25 2002 - 15:36:35 EST

  • Next message: Jonathan T Wojack: "Shenzhou III TLE"

    From
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/sci/tech/newsid_1892000/1892598.stm:
    
    "Just as with the Shenzhou II mission, the Shenzhou III re-entry capsule
    will leave its orbital module circling the Earth for about six months. 
    
    "Chinese officials are reported to have said that there could be another
    unmanned test mission later this year as the country gears up to a proper
    manned launch, perhaps in 2003. 
    
    "Space officials have said that a goal of China's space programme is to
    put a Chinese astronaut on the Moon one day."
    
    
    I hope some people will now recognize why I alerted the list to today's
    launch a little more than a week ago.  I perceived that the reports I had
    weren't propaganda. 
    
    ------------------------------
    Jonathan T. Wojack                 tlj18@juno.com
    39.706d N   75.683d W            5 hours behind UT (-5)         
    ***DOZENS OF SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, ASTRONOMY, 
    SKY AND TELESCOPE, AD ASTRA MAGAZINES ARE FOR SALE***
    
    
    ________________________________________________________________
    GET INTERNET ACCESS FROM JUNO!
    Juno offers FREE or PREMIUM Internet access for less!
    Join Juno today!  For your FREE software, visit:
    http://dl.www.juno.com/get/web/.
    
    -----------------------------------------------------------------
    Unsubscribe from SeeSat-L by sending a message with 'unsubscribe'
    in the SUBJECT to SeeSat-L-request@lists.satellite.eu.org
    http://www.satellite.eu.org/seesat/seesatindex.html
    



    This archive was generated by hypermail 2b29 : Mon Mar 25 2002 - 16:30:05 EST