The first woman assigned to work on China’s new space station will be aboard when the Shenzhou-13 spacecraft blasts off early Saturday local time. Wang Yaping, 41, is part of a three-member team heading for the Tiangong — or Heavenly Palace — space station, where she is expected to become the first Chinese woman to conduct a spacewalk.
Wang’s team will stay for 183 days — the longest stint in space by Chinese astronauts. Tap the link in our bio for more on this story.
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