China becoming the 3rd Nation with a permanent base orbiting Earth

Shenzhou-9 space mission
Do you know who will be the China's first women which visit the space?
Answer is -  Liu Yang, a 34-year-old
On Saturday’s launch of the historic Shenzhou-9 space mission. Both the crew and the launch time have been announced by a spokesman for China’s manned space program.
aim of this space mission is to flies transport planes, to live and work on a space station for about a week, a major step in its goal of becoming only the third nation with a permanent base orbiting Earth.

Liu Yang, a 34-year-old, volleyball-playing air force pilot, and two male colleagues will be launched on Saturday in the Shenzhou 9 spacecraft that will dock with the bus-sized Tiangong 1 space module now orbiting 322 kilometers (200 miles) above the Earth.


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