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Reporters and residents wait for launch of China´s 1st lunar orbiter

Source: Xinhuanet | 10-24-2007 17:10

Special Report:   Chang'e I -Journey to the Moon

Reporters sit near Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province, Oct, 24, 2007. Thousands of residents living within 2.5 km of the launch center and under the trajectory of the carrier will be evacuated before the launch of China's first lunar orbiter, which is likely to take place on Wednesday evening. (Xinhua Photo)