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Profile: Female astronaut Wang Yaping

English.news.cn   2013-06-10 17:01:26            

This undated photo shows Wang Yaping, one of the three astronauts of China's Shenzhou-10 manned spacecraft. Wang, who was born in January 1980, is from Yantai City of east China's Shandong Province. She became one of China's second batch of astronauts in May 2010 and was selected as a crew member of the Shenzhou-10 manned space mission in April 2013. (Xinhua/Qin Xian'an)

JIUQUAN, June 10 (Xinhua) -- Female astronaut Wang Yaping is a native of Yantai City in east China's Shandong Province.

Born in 1980, Wang is of Han nationality and holds a bachelor's degree.

Wang was recruited to the People's Liberation Army in 1997 and became a member of the Communist Party of China in May 2000. Currently, she is a major.

In 2010, Wang became a member of the second batch of Chinese astronauts and was selected to the crew of the Shenzhou-10 space mission in April 2013.

Wang will be China's first astronaut to give lectures to middle and elementary school students while in orbit.

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Editor: Bi Mingxin
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