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2009-07-09 08:50:00

China is planning to send its first woman into space as early as 2012, the state media announced on Thursday. Yang Liwei, China's first astronaut, joined the program in 2003 and is now responsible for finding new recruits for their space program. "I believe Chinese women will soon be seen in space," said Yang during a webchat. Sui Guosheng, a recruitment officer with the Chinese Air Force, said the female astronaut is expected to go into space in 2012. The potential female astronauts would...

2005-07-05 15:28:56

BEIJING (AP) -- China has narrowed the list of astronauts for the country's second manned space mission later this year to six candidates, according to media reports. The space vehicle is to blast off in September or October, carrying two astronauts on a four- or five-day flight. Officials will pick the two astronaut shortly before the flight. The Beijing Times newspaper quoted Huang Chunping, the chief launch vehicle designer, as saying that the remaining six candidates might include Yang...

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