China to Send First Female Astronaut to Space by Mid-June
China will be launching three astronauts to space by mid June. The astronauts will be docking and living in the orbiting experimental module Tiangong-1 and among its crew is their first female space traveler. The rocket carrying the spacecraft Shenzhen-9 has moved the launch pad to the northwest desert for the flight. The government have not yet released how long will the space crew mission’s will last.
In 2010 two female air force pilots joined the country’s astronaut program and among the requirements for the female astronauts is that they should be married, have children and be at least 25 years old or older. These will ensure that they are physically and mentally mature. The Chinese space program is making good progress after a 2003 space launch that made them the third nation to send a man into space on their own. The space program had two more manned space mission with one included a space walk.
The crew of the Shenzhou-9 spacecraft will get to experience reheated food instead of cold meals, thanks to a new and improved electrical system aboard the spacecraft.