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    China's Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center

    Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center is not only China's first and largest comprehensive space mission launch center, but to date the only manned space flight launch center

    http://en.people.cn/n3/2019/0529/c90000-9582579.html

    Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center (JSLC), China’s first and largest comprehensive space mission launch center, as well as the only manned space flight launch center in China, has witnessed many firsts and major achievements in China’s space exploration.

    On Nov. 5, 1960, the first Chinese-made ground-to-ground missile was successfully launched from JSLC, marking an important turning point in the course of China’s endeavors to push back the frontiers of science and technology for national security.

    On Oct. 27, 1966, China’s first experiment on the combination of missile technology with atomic bombs succeeded in JSLC.

    On April 24, 1970, China successfully launched its first satellite, Dongfanghong-1, into orbit from JSLC, which signified that China now had its own satellite technology.
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    "Bidding astronauts bon voyage from Gobi Desert"

    http://www.news.cn/english/2021-10/04/c_1310226375.htm

    In 2003, college graduate Deng Xiaojun joined the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China's Gobi Desert.

    With his job coded 212, he felt the excitement of sending China's first astronaut Yang Liwei into space.

    Eighteen years later, Deng is code zero, tasked with the high-profile job of leading the countdown to ignition for the launch of the Shenzhou-12 crewed mission.

    "Code zero is not a number, but a team," said Deng, noting the team has been sharing the responsibility and excitement of China's space missions for years.

    As a home port for China's space exploration, the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center has completed major launch missions, including 12 Shenzhou series spaceships, building the most reliable and safe spaceport for Chinese astronauts.
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