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Human Flight Is Next Step for China's Space Program

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Science  10 Jan 2003:
Vol. 299, Issue 5604, pp. 180
DOI: 10.1126/science.299.5604.180a

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BEIJING-- China is poised to become the third country to launch humans into space after the safe return of its latest craft, which carried instrumented dummies. The recovery of the Shenzhou 4 capsule sets the stage for a flight later this year by one or two members of China's 12-person corps of "taikonauts."