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3 astronauts for Shenzhou-7 mission confirmed
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15:08, September 16, 2008

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China's third manned spacecraft, Shenzhou-7 is set to launch on September 25, 2008. Three astronauts to undertake the mission have been confirmed.

The three astronauts are Zhai Zhigang, Liu Boming and Jing Haipeng. Among the three people, Zhai Zhigang is the hottest candidate to conduct spacewalk during the space mission. He was selected for Shenzhou-5 plan and Shenzhou-6 plan in the past.

Zhai Zhigang (File photo)

Zhai Zhigang, 42, joined Chinese Air Force in 1985 and has more than 1,000-hour safe flight records.

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