China set for second space shot

China’s second manned space mission will blast off on 13 October at the earliest, reported by BBC News:

The Shenzhou-6 (神州六?, Shenzhou is a nick of China) spacecraft will launch from Jiuquan (酒泉, meaning The Spring of Wine) Satellite Launch Base, in the Gobi (戈?, Barranca) desert of northern China.

There’ll be two astronauts in the spacecraft. Something funny in this report is that the description under the only photograph:China’s first yuhangyuan Yang Liwei was big news in 2003. They used Chinese Pinyin “yuhangyuang” instead of astronauts of English. No wonder more and more people around are citing that China is popular, huh? LOL

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