China's third human spaceflight mission, Shenzhou VII, is set for launch later this month. The flight will feature the first EVA or "spacewalk" by a "yuhangyuan" (the popular term "taikonaut" has never made it into official CHiense usage). Three men will be on board.
COMMENT: China is effectively telescoping the history of previous human spaceflight programs: first flight, followed by first ulti-person flight, followed by first EVA flight. Their program shows what can be done given the body of knowledge and technology available as a starting point (and, of course, plenty of money).