China unveils Shenzhou 13 crew for next mission to Tiangong space station

China has named the crew for its Shenzhou 13 space mission, including the first female astronaut to board the Tiangong space station.Wang Yaping, who will spend six months on the space station with male colleagues Zhai Zhigang and Ye Guangfu, will also become the first Chinese woman to conduct a spacewalk.Shenzhou 13 is expected to lift off at 12.23am precisely on Saturday, Lin Xiqiang a spokesman for the China Manned Space Agency said.In space, China’s focus still on defence, says Shenzhou…


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