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Glenn Mahone/Bob Jacobs
Headquarters, Washington
(Phone: 202/358-1898/1600))

October 14, 2003
RELEASE : 03-333
NASA Administrator Marks China's Space Milestone
The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe about China's first successful human space flight.

"This launch is an important achievement in the history of human exploration. China, after Russia and the United States, is only the third nation to successfully launch humans into space.

"The Chinese people have a long and distinguished history of exploration. NASA wishes China a continued safe human space flight program."

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