A see-off ceremony for three Chinese astronauts of the Shenzhou-13 crewed space mission – including Wang Yaping, centre, a pioneering female astronaut – is held at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China on Tuesday. Photo: Xinhua
A see-off ceremony for three Chinese astronauts of the Shenzhou-13 crewed space mission – including Wang Yaping, centre, a pioneering female astronaut – is held at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China on Tuesday. Photo: Xinhua
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China’s space mission is one giant leap for womankind

  • Chinese astronaut Wang Yaping is but one example of women ‘holding up half the sky’

A see-off ceremony for three Chinese astronauts of the Shenzhou-13 crewed space mission – including Wang Yaping, centre, a pioneering female astronaut – is held at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China on Tuesday. Photo: Xinhua
A see-off ceremony for three Chinese astronauts of the Shenzhou-13 crewed space mission – including Wang Yaping, centre, a pioneering female astronaut – is held at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China on Tuesday. Photo: Xinhua
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