China says it will launch its second manned space mission in September, 2005.

Chinese state media says it will send two astronauts on the Shenzhou Six spacecraft for a five-day mission to circle the Earth. Fourteen astronauts are currently training for the flight including Astronaut Yang Liwei, who became China's first man in space when he flew aboard Shenzhou Five in October,2003.

China is only the third nation to launch a man into space, behind the United States and Russia.

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