OTD In Space - September 25: China Launches Its 3rd Human Spaceflight Mission

  • 10 months ago
On Sept. 25, 2008, China's space program launched its third human spaceflight mission, Shenzhou 7.

Three taikonauts blasted off in the Shenzhou spacecraft on a Long March 2F rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center. They spent three days in orbit and conducted the first ever spacewalk for the Chinese space program. They also deployed a mini satellite called Banxing, which was used to take photos and videos of the spacecraft.