27 September 2008 4:42 a.m. EDT
Chinese astronaut Zhai Zhigang has opened the hatch of his Shenzhou-7spacecraft to officially begin China?s first spacewalk.
"I am in good shape," Zhai said.
He plans to conduct about 20 minutes of activities outside,including retrieving a scientific test from the spacecraft?s surface, as wellas releasing a small satellite.
Clickhere for a preview of today?s spacewalk.
-- Clara Moskowitz