China launched its first female “taikonaut” into space on June 16th 2012.The Shezhou- 9 spacecraft, lifted off with its three person crew, set to dock with the larger Tiangong-1 spacecraft…..

The first Chinese female in space, is a Chinese fighter pilot; Liu Yang.

A total of 56 female astronauts have been sent to space and this is an important first for the PRC (China).

This is also China’s first manned docking mission.

Links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shenzhou_9

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiangong-1

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_space_program

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