Yep, China goes to space, not all of it of course, just one man.
There’s not enough space in the earth’s orbit to take the whole Chinese population along.
So, China joins the space nations, becoming only the 3rd country to put a man into space.
The Shenzhou V spacecraft was successfully launched today with China’s first astronaut Yang Liwei aboard. He will orbit the earth 14 times and then land somewhere in Inner Mongolia.
Before take-off the astronaut was quoted saying he would gain honor for the People’s Liberation Army and for the Chinese nation and that he would not dissapoint the motherland …etc., but i bet that deep inside of him he just wished the whole thing would pass quickly without his ass being blown up into a billion pieces.
Oh well, congratulations for China. I truly respect and admire the Chinese people.