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Ground control: Taikonauts in sound physical conditions

Source: Xinhua | 09-27-2008 14:37

Special Report:   Shenzhou-7 Manned Space Flight

BEIJING, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) -- The three taikonauts on the Shenzhou-7 spacecraft are in sound physical conditions and ready for the planned spacewalk, the Beijing ground control center announced on Saturday.

Their body temperatures and blood pressures are normal and there were no report of malaises, the Beijing Aerospace Control Center (BACC) announced on Saturday noon.

The three taikonauts assisted each other in the medical check, which is the third and final check before the spacewalk, scheduled at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Two crew members have entered the orbital module to test the functions of the control panels and charge the EVA (extra-vehicular activities) space suit.

The Shenzhou-7 spacecraft took off from Jiuquan at 9:10 p.m. on Thursday, and is scheduled to land on the Inner Mongolia steppe onSunday.


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Editor:Du Xiaodan