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Re: China's space program
« Reply #80 on: 08/03/2009 11:20 am »

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Re: China's space program
« Reply #81 on: 08/03/2009 11:21 am »
From SpaceDaily, My Decade with Shenzhou.

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Re: China's space program
« Reply #82 on: 08/09/2009 06:40 pm »
The regular flow of predictions about female taikonauts continues, with Yang Liwei and Col. Sui Goushong, head of PLAAF recruitment confirming, during July, that some members of the 16 female fighter pilot group, that graduated in April 2009, will definitely be included in the imminent second taikonaut selection, for a Shenzhou ride in 2012.

In the meantime, the PLAAF have released posed protraits of all 16 taikonaut candidates, taken in a style which would not be out of place in a celebrity magazine.

Anyone like to speculate who they'll send up?




Lt. Sun Mei


Lt. Tao JiaLi

Lt. Wang Xin


Lt. Yu Xu

Lt. He Xiao Li

Lt. Li Min

Lt. Liu Xin

Lt. Lu Pin

Lt. Lu Yun

Lt. Sheng Yifei

Lt. Zhang Xaio

Lt. Zhang Xaiojia

Lt. Zhang Bo

Lt. Zhong Qin

Lt. Zhou Shuai

Lt. Zhang Xain

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Re: China's space program
« Reply #83 on: 08/19/2009 10:48 am »
The regular flow of predictions about female taikonauts continues, with Yang Liwei and Col. Sui Goushong, head of PLAAF recruitment confirming, during July, that some members of the 16 female fighter pilot group, that graduated in April 2009, will definitely be included in the imminent second taikonaut selection, for a Shenzhou ride in 2012.

In the meantime, the PLAAF have released posed protraits of all 16 taikonaut candidates, taken in a style which would not be out of place in a celebrity magazine.

Anyone like to speculate who they'll send up?

Well, they do have the advantage of having some really pretty girls in there... They beat female US astronauts and Russian cosmonauts hands down!

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Re: China's space program
« Reply #84 on: 09/17/2009 05:10 am »
China finishes preliminary selection of new astronauts, one third women

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-09/17/content_12067927.htm

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Re: China's space program
« Reply #85 on: 09/17/2009 08:26 am »
China finishes preliminary selection of new astronauts, one third women

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-09/17/content_12067927.htm

A bit of a surprise here, in that the 15 women are all transport pilots. All previous build up to this announcement has suggested they would only select fighter pilots as taikonauts, and the women candidates would therefore have to come from the group pictured above, as the only female fighter pilots in China.

This means the 15 short-listed must come from the previous female pilot group who graduated in 2001, as they will now be aged around 29-31, which fits the age profile of the 45 candidates.

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Re: China's space program
« Reply #86 on: 09/17/2009 01:22 pm »
Here's the Chinese language report with some additional details: http://news.xinhuanet.com/tech/2009-09/17/content_12067793.htm
This message reflects my personal opinion based on open sources of information.

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Re: China's space program
« Reply #87 on: 09/17/2009 02:30 pm »
China Focus: China selects female astronaut candidates

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-09/17/content_12070085.htm

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Re: China To Push Space Program
« Reply #88 on: 09/18/2009 09:42 am »
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Did you read this before you posted? Perhaps a link to the original website might have been more appropriate ;)
John

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Re: China's space program
« Reply #89 on: 09/22/2009 10:03 am »

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Re: China's space program
« Reply #90 on: 09/24/2009 05:40 am »
Well, they do have the advantage of having some really pretty girls in there... They beat female US astronauts and Russian cosmonauts hands down!
Yeah, but Koreans managed to pull ahead already

http://21stcenturywaves.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/yi2.jpg
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Re: China's space program
« Reply #92 on: 09/25/2009 08:20 pm »
A good primer into the Chinese space industry

http://www.jamestown.org/programs/chinabrief/single/?tx_ttnews[tt_news]=35537&tx_ttnews[backPid]=25&cHash=1aa5df5489

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Re: China's space program
« Reply #93 on: 09/26/2009 01:29 pm »

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Re: China's space program
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60th anniversary of the poeple republic of China
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China's satellite diplomacy shifts a gear
« Reply #97 on: 10/08/2009 07:40 am »
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China/KJ07Ad01.html

China's satellite diplomacy shifts a gear
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Re: China's satellite diplomacy shifts a gear
« Reply #98 on: 10/08/2009 11:20 am »
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China/KJ07Ad01.html

China's satellite diplomacy shifts a gear
The author of this article seems to have mixed up the IOD (satellite + launch+insurance+ ground station) price tag with a "satellite only" price tag..

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