Performance of the Week

Performance of the Week Oct. 27, 2003

He lifted off an eager astronaut and returned to Earth a national hero. LIEUT. COLONEL YANG LIWEI orbited the globe 14 times during a 21-hr. mission before touching down in the grasslands of Inner Mongolia, making China the third country to successfully send a man into space. Upon his return, Yang had only one regret: "The scenery was very beautiful. But I did not see the Great Wall."

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