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    Chinese Shenzhou 5 Spacecraft Model Painted in 24kt Gold, Originally Presented to Yang Liwei, the First Chinese Taikonaut in Space. Absolutely stunning 1:40 scale representation of the spacecraft that sent the first Chinese taikonaut into space. Comprised of brass, wood, metal and 24kt gold paint, this is a striking and rare collectible. Standing 13.5" tall x 17.5" across (overall), and 3.5" deep on a wooden base. Launched on October 15, 2003, this was the first attempt to put a Chinese national into orbit. The mission made pilot Yang Liwei the first solo man in space that was neither Russian nor American. The mission lasted a total of 21 hours, and accomplished 14 orbits around the earth. This model was made exclusively for Mr. Liwei, who in turn gifted it to the director of the Sino-American Aviation Heritage Foundation, Jeff Greene. The Embassy of the People's Republic of China presented a smaller and less detailed likeness of the spacecraft to the Smithsonian museum in 2004. That would make this the most prized representation of this historic event available. Deluxe custom box is included. Condition excellent.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2020
    5th Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
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