China sent its first woman into space along with another pair of astronauts on Saturday to work on a temporary space station for a week to become the third nation to establish a base in space.
The Chinese pilot Air Force 34, Liu Yang, traveling in the spaceship Shenzhou-9 after passing various tests and rigorous selection process and have completed intensive training for two years to become an astronaut.
Shenzhou-9 will be docked Saturday with the space module Tiangong-1 which is orbiting 343 kilometers above the Earth while two astronauts will be established within the module where they will live and work while a third remains in the capsule for any accident or emergency. The mission is scheduled to begin launching at 6:37 pm and last 10 days and then the astronauts return to Earth in the capsule will land somewhere in the grasslands of western China with the help of parachutes.
If successful the mission will establish a permanent space station which will replace 60 tons Tiagong-1 that the size of a school bus spreading the hope of more and larger projects of the Chinese nation.