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shenzhou5

ShenZhou 5

Crew:
    Yang Li-wei [1], Commander

Backup:
    Zhai Zhi-gang

Launch:
    Date: 15 October 2003
    Time: 01:00:03 UTC

Landing:
    Date: 15 October 2003
    Time: 22:22:48 UTC

Duration: 21 hours, 22 minutes, 45 seconds

Orbits: 14

This was the first manned Chinese spaceflight. Yang stayed in the descent module for the duration of the flight. ShenZhou 6 was forecasted to fly within two years. The orbital module continued until reentry on 30 May 2004.

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