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BillParFan
09-27-2008, 06:57 PM
China's first spacewalker (http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2008-09/28/content_10124626.htm)


BEIJING, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) -- Although enclosed in a bulky spacesuit with face covered, Chinese astronaut Zhai Zhigang is becoming a familiar figure to all Chinese as a history maker. Zhai's 20-minute stay in outer space was witnessed by millions of Chinese on the earth through live broadcast on Saturday afternoon.
Struggling to open the door, waving to the camera mounted on the spaceship's service module, holding up the national flag, handing the test sample to his colleague and hobbling back to the module, his every move was taking the breath of those sitting anxiously in front of their TVs.