Report: Chinese to Orbit Earth on Oct. 15 ABCNews

After 11 years of planning, China’s first manned space flight could come down to this: one man, a two-pound sack of seeds and a single 90-minute loop around the planet. Giving the firmest signs yet that China is about to blast a “taikonaut” into orbit, news reports Wednesday said it would take place Oct. 15 and be shown live on television. In Indonesia, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said the Shenzhou 5 craft would take off with a human crew “soon, very soon.”