Beijing, China - Peoples Republic of
A CHINESE CYCLIST WATCHES CHINA'S FIRST ASTRONAUT YANG LIWEI WAVE ON A
GIANT SCREEN IN BEIJING.
A Chinese cyclist watches China's first astronaut Yang Liwei wave as
the successful launch of China's first manned spacecraft was shown on a
giant screen in Beijing October 15, 2003. China became only the third
nation to send a manned vehicle into space on Wednesday, the climax of
a programme launched by Mao Zedong in the 1950s. REUTERS/Guang Niu