China To Launch First Female Astronauts

Beijing, China (XNA) Nov 22, 2010 After the Opening Ceremony, Yang Liwei, the Deputy Director of the Chinese Manned Space Flight Project, as well as the nation’s first astronaut to travel into space, says a second crew of astronauts are now undergoing training. He adds that the country will send its first female astronauts into space by 2012. Yang said, “The second crew will include 5 men and 2 women. They are taking profe


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