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Well-known Yunnan explorer Jin Feibao to explore outer space

By : Kunming|Updated: 2010-11-10

 
Jin Feibao(金飞豹), a well-known explorer from Yunnan will explore outer space in the next year. He is receiving training for space adventure with teammates from the U.S.A, France, England, Brazil in Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the U.S.A. presently.[File photo]
 
Jin Feibao(金飞豹), a well-known explorer from Yunnan will explore outer space in the next year. He is receiving training for space adventure with teammates from the U.S.A, France, England, Brazil in Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the U.S.A. presently.
 
Having received adaptive training for space adventure, they are receiving trainings on getting used to the weightless condition from November 9th. They are required to fly at an altitude about 7315m to 9753m along parabolic paths. Conditions of Mars gravity, Lunar gravity and zero gravity were simulated in the two-hour training, with 15 flights along parabolic paths being finished.

An apple from Zhaotong, a prefecture-level city located in the northeast Yunnan province has been carried in the training by Jin, being the first weightless apple from Yunnan.

Jin, being a world-class mountain climber and a famous explorer in China, as the general manager of China Yunnan Exploration Travel Service, has climbed Mt. Muztag, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Everest, Mr. Kilimanjaro, Mr. Vinson, Mt. McKinley and Mt. Elbrus, crossed the Taklimaken Dessert and skied from the 89th parallels to both the North and South Poles.

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