TS News - China Space Chief Dies

TELE-satellit News, 24 March 1997

China Space Chief Dies
  BEIJING, China, 97/03/24 (SatND) -- Zhang Tong, president of China Great
Wall Industrial Corp., drowned last weekend when visiting the European
Space Centre in French Guiana, reported China Daily. During a sightseeing
trip to the Salvation Islands, Zhang was swept away by a huge wave while
having his picture taken. He was rescued from the sea but reanimation
efforts failed.

  Great Wall manufactures the Long March rockets China uses to launch
satellites. In recent months, rumours had emerged about a co-operation of
the European launch provider Arianespace and Great Wall.

  By: Peter Klanowski
  Source: Sat-ND

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