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China sends first female astronaut into space

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Posted at 6:37 PM, Jun 16, 2012
and last updated 2012-06-16 18:38:15-04

China made history today.
It launched a spacecraft sending the nation’s first female astronaut in space.
The rocket launched this afternoon carrying Liu Yang and two male astronauts.
According to Chinese media outlets the 33-year old woman was the deputy head of a flight unit in the nation’s Air Force.