Monster Essays - China Cities' Great Progress' In Manned Space Program By Daniel Southerland
China Cities' Great Progress' In Manned Space Program By Daniel Southerland
PEKING - China has made "great progress" in developing a manned space
program and the day it launches a man in space for the first time is "not
far off," an official newspaper said Sunday.
The overseas edition of the People's Daily, the leading Communist Party
newspaper, said China has "already begun the work of choosing its first
team of astronauts." Although it gave few details, the article made it
sound as though China is preparing to launch its first men into space much
sooner than many foreign observers had thought possible....