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Liu Yang, is China’s first woman in space.  She and the other two astronauts are on a mission to dock with an orbiting station, the latest step in an ambitious program to go to the moon and on to Mars.

The Shenzhou-9 capsule lifted off smoothly at the Jiuquan launch centre, set in the arid wastes of north China’s Gansu province, commanded by an air force colonel, Jing Haipeng, 46. All systems functioned normally and, just over 10 minutes later, it opened its solar panels and entered orbit.

Liu Yang, 33, and two male crew members – mission commander and veteran astronaut Jing Haipeng, 45, and newcomer Liu Wang, 43 – docked the spacecraft with a prototype space lab launched last year in a key step toward building a permanent space station. All three are experienced pilots and officers in the Chinese air force.

Two of the astronauts will live…

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