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This photo taken on February 28, 2010 shows the first batch of Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force women fighter pilots during an interview with Chinese media in Beijing. AFP Photo

This photo taken on February 28, 2010 shows the first batch of Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force women fighter pilots during an interview with Chinese media in Beijing. AFP Photo

China said Friday a female astronaut will be among the three-person team on board the Shenzhou-9 spacecraft which will launch on Saturday, the official Xinhua news agency said.
 
The Shenzhou-9 will take off at 6.37 pm (1037 GMT) on Saturday with Liu Yang, 33, and two male astronauts on board, Xinhua said. It will be the country's fourth manned space launch.

June/15/2012

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