A Chinese girl, in the space

Liu Yang is the first Chinese woman to travel outside our planet’s atmosphere. According to Chinese propaganda — 33 years old Liu wanted to be a bus conductor, when she was a child. Today she is flying on board the Shenzhou 9 spacecraft. Her destination, the sky. Or rather, the space station module Tiangong 1 — the first part of a future permanent Chinese space base.

I am too young to have witnessed the first man on the moon. And probably I am too old, to have the opportunity to see human kind conquer Mars. . So, in some way, China intergalactic aspirations are my only occasion to see a man walking on the surface of an extraterrestrial ground. Or rather, a woman.

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