China launches plans for space exploration as taikonauts touch down

Peplow, Mark; Reichhardt, Tony
October 2005
Nature;10/20/2005, Vol. 437 Issue 7062, p1075
Academic Journal
Focuses on the return of the crew of China's second manned space mission back to Earth. Significance of the manned space mission for the country's reputation and national pride; Highlights of the mission of taikonauts Fei Junlong and Nie Haisheng; Assessment of the future plans of the Chinese space project.


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