12 June 2013 17:30 | By Jeremy Lim, xinmsn Tech & Gadgets
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China announced Monday that it would send its second woman astronaut into orbit, together with two male colleagues, on the country’s longest space mission to date.

Clad in smart blue overalls, the trio posed for press photos in front of a large national flag. On 11 June, they boarded the Shenzhou-10, which will take them to Tiangong-1 space laboratory. The mission will mark a crucial step towards China's goal of building a full space station capable of housing astronauts for extended periods.

While the US and Russia are the historical leaders of the space race, it is China’s extraterrestrial ambitions that have been in the spotlight of late. And Chinese astronauts have been well-prepared for the media attention.

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