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Astronauts Nie Haisheng (left) and Fei Junlong, orbiting the Earth in the Shenzhou VI spacecraft, talk through phones with their family members October 12, 2005. China launched its second manned space mission Wednesday morning.




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China launches its second manned spacecraft Shenzhou-VI at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China's Gansu Province at 9:00 a.m. on Oct. 12, 2005. (Xinhua photo)




Shenzhou-VI blasts off at 9:00




Ariane-5 rocket launched successfully




Astronaut Yang returns safely (3)




China's national flag in outer space



Shenzhou-VI, China's 2nd Manned Spaceflight
Shenzhou VI on Focus Lunar Probe Project Further Deep into Space Satellites Launched Shenzhou V Launched International Cooperation 
Taikonauts Nie Haisheng (L) and Fei Junlong wave to people at the gate of the special plane when they arrived in Beijing, Oct. 17, 2005.
UPDATED 08:43, October 21, 2005
Shenzhou-VI re-entry module handed over to developer
The re-entry module of Shenzhou-6 spacecraft was handed over to its developer, the China Research Institute of Space Technology (CRIST), at the Changping Railway Station in north Beijing Tuesday afternoon.
News Analysis: China not to vie with other countries in space
The world has congratulated China on its latest successful human space flight with a few wondering whether China's successful five-day mission might trigger a new round of space race.
Shenzhou-VI spacecraft returns home
The re-entry module of China's second manned spacecraft Shenzhou-VI, with astronauts Fei Junlong and Nie Haisheng onboard, touched down at the primary landing site in Siziwang Banner (county) of Inner Mongolia at 4:32 a.m. on Oct. 17, 2005 (Beijing Time).

Shenzhou-VI astronauts Fei Junlong (L) and Nie Haisheng

Fei Junlong, Nie Haisheng: Astronauts for Shenzhou-VI

China's first Shenzhou spacecraft was launched at 6:30 a.m. Nov 20, 1999 at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center.

Undated photo shows the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center at sunrise in Jiuquan, northwest China's Gansu Province.

Undated photo shows the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Jiuquan, northwest China's Gansu Province.

Drill conducted at the alternate landing site.

Lifesaving staffs at the alternate landing site.

Astronauts for Shenzhou VI to be selected
  Shenzhou VI on Focus  
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  • Shenzhou VI re-entry capsule opened in Beijing  (10:21, October 20)
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  • Shenzhou-VI re-entry module handed over to developer (09:38, October 19)
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      Lunar Probe Project  
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      Satellites Launched  
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      Shenzhou V Launched  
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      International Cooperation  
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