|China became the third country to conduct a spacewalk after the United States and Russia when Zhai Zhigang emerged from the spaceship's airlock module for 20 minutes of spacewalk on Saturday afternoon. Since 2003, China has sent six astronauts into space, including the country's first, Yang Liwei, who is now a major-general responsible for astronauts' training, and the first pair Fei Junlong and Nie Haisheng.
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Margaret Bassett passed away August 21, 2011. She was a treasured member of the Opednews.com editorial team for four years.
Margaret Bassett--OEN editor--is an 89-year old, currently living in senior housing, with a lifelong interest in political philosophy. Bachelors from State University of Iowa (1944) and Masters from Roosevelt University (1975) help to unravel important requirements for modern communication. Early introduction to computer science (1966) trumps them. It's payback time. She's been "entitled" so long she hopes to find some good coming off the keyboard into the lives of those who come after her.