1. discoverynews:

    Meet China’s First Female Astronaut

    China has said it will send its first female astronaut into space on Saturday, when the Shenzhou-9 spacecraft blasts off from the Gobi desert for the country’s first ever manned space docking.

    Liu Yang, a 33-year-old major in the People’s Liberation Army who entered the astronaut training program just two years ago, will take part in China’s fourth manned space launch, a spokeswoman for the country’s space program said.

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