- Chronology of China's Space Program
Shen Zhou-5 model
Artist drawing by Mark Wade
- Space Today Online - Chinese astronauts called yuhangyuans fly in Shenzhou capsules
- Scientific American: China's Great Leap Upward [ HUMAN SPACEFLIGHT ]
By boosting astronauts into orbit, China hopes to become the newest superpower in space
- Heavenly Vehicle
- China's "Man in Space" program
has its launch site at Jiuquan Satellite Launch Site.
Jiuquan Space Center
- space vehecle
- artist drawing Shenzhou No. 2 January 10,2001
- John MacNeill-Chinese Orbiter and Launch Vehicle
- spacetoday.net: Report: Shenzhou 5 launch scheduled for October 10
- Long March 4F Rocket
was used to launch Shenzhou 4, and is expected to be used to launch Shenzhou 5.
China launches its fourth unmanned spaceship, Shenzhou IV, Monday morning, Dec. 30, 2002, at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China's Gansu Province. The capsule blasted into orbit early Monday in a test launch that soon could lead to a manned flight, the official Xinhua News Agency said.(Cha Chunming, XINHUA)
- Photos of Shenzhou IV launch
- Shenzhou Circumlunar
is planned to orbit the Moon in 2005
- CZ-2E - Chinese Space Launch Vehicle
Details about the launch vechicle Long March 2E.
- Artist sketch of Shenzhou 5
The Shenzhou 5 features 3 modules, from front to end: An orbital module holding science equipment; the crew-carrying ascent/decent module; and a service module with attached solar panels, loaded with electronics gear and rocket engines. CREDIT: Simon Zajc