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  • Chinese space missions

    News | 26 Sep 2000 00:00

    <p>Long Lehao, a leading Chinese rocket designer, says it is likely that several unmanned flights of the Shen Zhou spacecraft will be made before a crew is put into orbit, reminding observers that the Soviet Union and USA flew several unmanned missions before the first manned flights of the Vostok and Mercury spacecraft in 1961.</p>