BREAKING NEWS

China puts its first woman astronaut in orbit

JIUQUAN, China - China launched a spacecraft putting its first woman in orbit on Saturday as the country takes its latest step towards building a space station within the decade.
A Long March rocket blasted off from the remote Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in China's northwestern Gobi Desert, carrying with it the Shenzhou 9 spacecraft and three astronauts, including 33-year-old female fighter pilot Liu Yang.
Subscribe for our daily newsletter
Subscribe for our daily newsletter

By subscribing I accept the terms of use

Read all Tweets >