China sent its first woman into space on Saturday after training to be an astronaut for the past two years. ....
The Shenzhou IX rocket lifted off carrying 33 year old female astronaut Liu Yang and male astronauts Jing Haipeng and Liu Wang today.
The crew will stay in space for more than 10 days, during which time they will perform scientific experiments and the country’s first manual space docking — a complicated procedure that brings two vessels together in high-speed orbit.
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