Liu Yang, China’s first female astronaut  It might not be a giant step for mankind, but Saturday’s launch of a piloted space capsule known as Shenzhou-9 marks China’s breakthrough into the exclusive club once made up only of the United States and Russia. And as far as womankind is concerned, there is another first. One of the three astronauts in the capsule is a woman, 33-year-old Liu Yang, the first Chinese woman in space.

Liu Yang, China’s first female astronaut It might not be a giant step for mankind, but Saturday’s launch of a piloted space capsule known as Shenzhou-9 marks China’s breakthrough into the exclusive club once made up only of the United States and Russia. And as far as womankind is concerned, there is another first. One of the three astronauts in the capsule is a woman, 33-year-old Liu Yang, the first Chinese woman in space.

BY WALTER OPINDE  On 12th September, 1992, Jemison Carol Mae becomes the first African-American female astronaut to fly into space, aboard the Endeavour Space Shuttle, mission STS47. She was in the space for 190 hours, 30 minutes, and 23 seconds. In recognition and acknowledgement of her accomplishm...BY WALTER OPINDE  On 12th September, 1992, Jemison Carol Mae becomes the first African-American female astronaut to fly into space, aboard the Endeavour Space Shuttle, mission STS47. She was in…

BY WALTER OPINDE On 12th September, 1992, Jemison Carol Mae becomes the first African-American female astronaut to fly into space, aboard the Endeavour Space Shuttle, mission STS47. She was in the space for 190 hours, 30 minutes, and 23 seconds. In recognition and acknowledgement of her accomplishm...BY WALTER OPINDE On 12th September, 1992, Jemison Carol Mae becomes the first African-American female astronaut to fly into space, aboard the Endeavour Space Shuttle, mission STS47. She was in…

In Honor of Sally Ride Day - May 26 - First Female Astronaut

In Honor of Sally Ride Day - May 26 - First Female Astronaut

SHANGHAI — China sent a crew of three, including the country’s first female astronaut, into space on Saturday to carry out its first manned docking mission, an important step in an ambitious plan to build a Chinese space station by 2020.

China Sends 3 Astronauts, Including a Woman, Into Space

SHANGHAI — China sent a crew of three, including the country’s first female astronaut, into space on Saturday to carry out its first manned docking mission, an important step in an ambitious plan to build a Chinese space station by 2020.

The glass ceiling was no match for these women. Read the story of America's first female astronauts: the women of NASA's Astronaut Group 8.

Looking Back on America's First Female Astronauts

The glass ceiling was no match for these women. Read the story of America's first female astronauts: the women of NASA's Astronaut Group 8.

Dr. Roberta Bondar is Canada’s first female astronaut and the first neurologist in space. Following more than a decade as NASA’s head of spa...

Dr. Roberta Bondar is Canada’s first female astronaut and the first neurologist in space. Following more than a decade as NASA’s head of spa...

China's first female astronaut Liu Yang launched into orbit on June 16, 2012

China's first female astronaut Liu Yang launched into orbit on June 16, 2012

Looking Back on America's First Female Astronauts

Looking Back on America's First Female Astronauts

Read the story of America's first female astronauts: the women of NASA's Astronaut Group

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