by Staff Writers
Jiuquan, China (XNA) Aug 06, 2008
The Long-March II-F rocket for the launch of China's manned spacecraft Shenzhou VII has arrived at the launch center in northwest China's Gansu Province.
The rocket is set to send the Shenzhou VII manned spacecraft into space from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center.
Three astronauts aboard the spacecraft are expected to make the first space walk by Chinese astronauts, according to official sources.
Chinese engineers have made 36 technical improvements with the new rocket, making it more stable and reliable and more comfortable for the pilots.
With the installation of remote graphic measuring equipment, the operation of some key parts of the rocket can be monitored.
In the coming few days, the rocket will be checked, tied up with the boosters and be connected with the vehicle.
Source: Xinhua News Agency
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