China has launched a man into space, the first "Taikonaut", Yang Liwei. This is great news. In stark contrast to American and Russian officials Chinese officials have actually expressed real visions about their space program. Yang Liwei is set to re-enter the earth's atmosphere just before midnigt UTC. I wish them the best of luck.

There's lots of news coverage of the launch, there's interesting feed-back from readers on BBC News, the Pitt News have a good article and Taikonaut Yang says "Universe is beautiful". Great, I didn't know that.