BBC News – China set for space mission of first woman astronaut

BBC News – China set for space mission of first woman astronaut.

Nader Nazemi

The Long March rocket has undergone a number of modifications since it last carried humans into orbit

China is about to launch its fourth manned space mission.

It is sending a crew of three, including the nation’s first female astronaut, to the orbiting Tiangong space lab.

Nader Nazemi

Liu Yang will look after the medical experiments during the mission

Nader Nazemi

Liu Wang (L), Jing Haipeng (C) and Liu Yang make up the crew of Shenzhou-9

 

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