Monday, September 29, 2008

Chinese takes first steps in space

Zhai Zhigang became the first man from China to walk in space! He spent about 20 minutes outside his spacecraft as his fellow countrymen and the world watched him solidify China's status as a space power. You can watch Zhai as he climbs out of his spacecraft in this video (above, with English subs) which was broadcast live. He and his fellow taikonauts Liu Boming and Jing Haipeng returned to Earth safely yesterday. Let's see if the Chinese can take on the moon next.

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