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credit: CCTV/caption: China’s spacewalk in-action


Speaking at 0830h on Thursday 2 October Li Ming, an official of the China Academy of Space Technology, gave a briefing on behalf of the Society of Chinese Astronautics that included a history of China’s manned spaceflight programme, a review of the Shenzhou-7 mission, details about its spacecraft and how it differs to previous Shenzhou and future human spaceflight plans including the use of graphics and animations

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There is about 2min 30s of waffle from a senior International Astronautical Federation individual and then the briefing starts