According to the newly published autobiography of Yang Liwei, head of China's first manned space mission in 2003, the crew's meals included dog meat from Huajiang county, which is renowned for its health benefits.
The meat is claimed to "cure high blood pressure, help build up old people's health, and reduce frequent urination," handy on a long voyage.
With little cash and lots of ingenuity, the newest von Braunian enters the scene.
By Ron Gluckman
Posted 05.11.2004 at 11:00 am 0 Comments
In the countryside north of Beijing, horse carts clatter past farmers’ huts, and the air is thick with the grit of coal dust. But a huge stretch of industrial complexes is also rising here: China’s rapidly expanding Aerospace City. Once a third-world nation, China is transforming itself into a global player with high-tech space aspirations.
Five amazing, clean technologies that will set us free, in this month's energy-focused issue. Also: how to build a better bomb detector, the robotic toys that are raising your children, a human catapult, the world's smallest arcade, and much more.