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China to send its first woman into space
Guardian ^ | June 11, 2012 | Tania Branigan

Posted on 06/11/2012 9:51:51 PM PDT by cruise_missile

One of two female fighter pilots will become the first Chinese woman in space later this month, after the two were shortlisted for a place in the three-person team that will blast off in the Shenzhou-9 spacecraft, the state news agency Xinhua said.

Chinese media described Major Liu Yang, from Henan, as a "hero pilot" who achieved a successful emergency landing after a dramatic birdstrike incident spattered the windshield of her plane with blood.

Meanwhile, her rival, Captain Wang Yaping, from Shandong, is said to have flown rescue missions during the Sichuan earthquake and piloted a cloud-seeding plane to help clear the skies of rain for the Beijing Olympics in 2008.

(Excerpt) Read more at guardian.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Technical
KEYWORDS: china; nasa; soyuz; space

1 posted on 06/11/2012 9:52:06 PM PDT by cruise_missile
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To: cruise_missile

Send them to my house for a complete debriefing!


2 posted on 06/11/2012 9:54:47 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: cruise_missile
coulda sent a billion if they just emptied the waste baskets of the abortion factories......Pikers!
3 posted on 06/11/2012 9:59:24 PM PDT by M-cubed
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To: cruise_missile
One of those women could be a model. She is a hottie. The other should be sent to outer space
4 posted on 06/11/2012 10:04:47 PM PDT by political1 (Love your neighbors)
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To: cruise_missile

We can thank William Jefferson Clinton for handing over valuable technology that took years of expensive research on a silver platter. Before the Clinton years most Chinese used bicycles as the primary means of transportation. A few short years later they’re going into space.

No way they could have done it without a “little help from their friends” in Washington.


5 posted on 06/11/2012 10:16:54 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (The GOPe has played us like a violin for the last time; high time to build the Constitution Party.)
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To: MichaelCorleone

Someone who gets this post.

The Chinese are going to launch three astronauts this month. To a platform that is already in orbit.

In the mean time we have no manned space program


6 posted on 06/11/2012 10:27:32 PM PDT by cruise_missile
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To: cruise_missile

And look how much ridicule Newt got, even here on FR, when he suggested going back to the moon.


7 posted on 06/11/2012 10:30:51 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: cruise_missile

Really? It’s first woman? She must be really really old.


8 posted on 06/11/2012 10:31:59 PM PDT by Gabrial (The nightmare will continue as long as the nightmare is in the White House)
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To: dfwgator
Much better to pump money into Solyndra. /sarc
9 posted on 06/11/2012 10:33:25 PM PDT by cruise_missile
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To: cruise_missile

Why do we need a manned program right at this moment?

Space X proved it can deliver supplies to the ISS, and will be manned in the not so distant future.


10 posted on 06/11/2012 10:38:42 PM PDT by rottndog (Be Prepared....for what's coming AFTER America...)
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To: Gabrial

The Chinese must have run low on bullets.


11 posted on 06/11/2012 10:41:41 PM PDT by Sivad (NorCal Red Turf)
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To: cruise_missile

Old Chinese saying: Woman who fly plane upside down have crack up.

Bata bing, bata boom!

Nothing like having a Yang and a Wang together in a space capsule. Soon it will be Wang, Yang and a little Tang.


12 posted on 06/11/2012 10:50:45 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: cruise_missile

Not Guilty, Guilty!

13 posted on 06/11/2012 10:53:00 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

I don’t know. They both look like Yoko’s better looking brother to me.


14 posted on 06/11/2012 10:54:32 PM PDT by moehoward
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

Sorry...I have to vote guilty on both. Nothing but soulless drones behind those empty eyes.


15 posted on 06/11/2012 10:54:54 PM PDT by rottndog (Be Prepared....for what's coming AFTER America...)
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To: cruise_missile

Have you ever been stuck behind an Asian woman driver? That rocket will never reach orbit.


16 posted on 06/11/2012 10:58:03 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: political1
One of those women could be a model. She is a hottie. The other should be sent to outer space

Confucius say, photographer's talent should not decide who gets cowgirl position!

17 posted on 06/11/2012 11:04:20 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: ElkGroveDan
Haha, yankee buy low taint poonjab doggie yum yums, and plastic trinkets..enjoy... be happy, be proud...yankee watch China girl rocket in orbit..zoom zoom. You eat doggie treat!
18 posted on 06/11/2012 11:07:36 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: rottndog
The judge asks that you reconsider your 'guilty' verdict...


Captain Wang Yaping

19 posted on 06/11/2012 11:11:52 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: moehoward

Better photo of the first woman...she’s pretty
http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Chinas_space_women_wait_for_blast_off_999.html


20 posted on 06/11/2012 11:17:01 PM PDT by toldyou (Even if the voices aren't real they have some pretty good ideas.)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

Your honor...you’re making it difficult...

Aw heck...even a commie can be a babe...

Thinking...with...the...wrong...brain...


21 posted on 06/11/2012 11:17:24 PM PDT by rottndog (Be Prepared....for what's coming AFTER America...)
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To: cruise_missile

It’ll be another fake but real underwater filming


22 posted on 06/11/2012 11:21:47 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: political1

Second woman pictured...
http://usa.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2012-06/11/content_15493136.htm


23 posted on 06/11/2012 11:28:08 PM PDT by toldyou (Even if the voices aren't real they have some pretty good ideas.)
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To: cruise_missile

Hope they fly better than they drive.


24 posted on 06/12/2012 12:52:41 AM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves.)
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To: cruise_missile

Declining and grounded America sends its regards to the astronauts and wishes them safe travels.


25 posted on 06/12/2012 1:42:19 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: cruise_missile

So, in other words, they’re going to send her into a swimming pool?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBL98p0wZ7g


26 posted on 06/12/2012 5:10:04 AM PDT by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: struggle

For some reason I missed that deceptive part of history.. Freakin’ hilarious. The reflection of the stadium lights did it for me. The jury is still out on the flag movement but it’s definitely questionable. It wouldn’t move at all in space would it, but I suppose it would move like that in water..? Anyway, thanks for linking to that vid.. Hahaha! Perhaps their latest ‘stealth fighter/bomber’ is all a facade too!


27 posted on 06/12/2012 8:37:42 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

I’m thinking they shot up a unmanned “manned” capsule as a test before committing to a real launch. Space flight is tremendously difficult.


28 posted on 06/12/2012 12:32:28 PM PDT by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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