Details emerging from China are gradually exposing the secretive approach maintained by the Chinese to house and train its new astronaut corps in preparation for Shenzhou manned space flights as early as next year. In addition, the orbital module section of the Shenzhou 3 unmanned test vehicle for the manned spacecraft design continues to maneuver in space following its launch Mar. 25. New information indicates that the module is carrying a relatively sophisticated infrared Earth ...

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