China sends its first woman into outer space – Technology & science – Space – msnbc.com

China sends its first woman into outer space – Technology & science – Space – msnbc.com.

Nader Nazemi

China’s Long March 2F rocket launches from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center on Saturday, sending the country’s first woman astronaut and two male crewmates into space aboard their Shenzhou 9 capsule.

China launched its most ambitious space mission yet on Saturday, carrying its first female astronaut and two male colleagues in an attempt to dock with an orbiting module and work on board for more than a week.

Nader Nazemi

The crew members for China’s Shenzhou 9 mission — Liu Wang, Jing Haipeng and Liu Yang — are seated inside their capsule for Saturday’s liftoff.

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