Launched October 15, 2003. Completed 14 orbits in 21 hours, 23 minutes. Carried Chinese military officer Yang Liwei.
China Space Launch Confirmed
China's official news agency announces that it will launch its first manned space mission between 15 and 17 October. [BBC News] (October 10, 2003)
China Eyes mid-October Space Date
A mid-October launch date is emerging as the most likely for China to blast its first astronaut into space, according to reports in Chinese media. [CNN] (October 08, 2003)
Last update:January 2, 2007 at 18:00:35 UTC