Wenxian ZHANG

China began work on its Shenzhou Space project in 1992. Since 1999, the project has successfully launched seven spacecraft, three of which were manned (starting with the Shenzhou-5 in 2003), and one of which (in 2008) included a space walk. The space program is a source of national pride, a demonstration that China has the technology to keep pace with other developed countries.

China began planning for manned space flight in the

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By |2014-12-16T16:54:39-05:00January 22nd, 2012|Berkshire Encyclopedia of China, Business and Economy, Industry|Comments Off on Shenzhou Space Project (Shénzhōu Jìhuà 神舟计划)|Shénzhōu Jìhuà 神舟计划 (Shenzhou Space Project)

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