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China sends its first manned space docking mission...and first woman astronaut

Sunday, June 17, 2012

China sends its first manned space docking mission...and first woman astronaut

China has launched its first manned space docking mission, including the country’s first ever woman astronaut. China moves one step closer to becoming the second nation in the world performing regular space flights.

­The Shenzhou 9 spacecraft was successfully launched at 10:37 GMT from the Jiuquan launch center in China's north-west Gansu province boosting the country’s hopes of realizing its space ambitions.

First female astronaut

On her debut flight 33-year-old Liu Yang joins two male colleagues on board Shenzhou 9..... MORE

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URL: http://www.rt.com/news/chinese-manned-space-mission-first-woman-935/

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