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Shenzhou-9 launch catches attention of foreign media

(People's Daily Online)

20:52, June 16, 2012

Beijing, June 16 (People's Daily Online) — The successful launch of the Shenzhou-9 manned spacecraft Saturday has aroused attention from a number of foreign media organizations, with most of them casting eyes on Liu Yang, the first female astronaut in China.

"Liu Yang said the Shenzhou-9 mission would generate further pride in Chinese people. 'When I was a pilot I flew in the sky; now as an astronaut, I'm going into space. It's higher and it's farther,'" BBC reported.

"Participation of women in space will aid training, improve flight crew equipment and expand knowledge on the physical and psychological effects of space on women, " CNN quoted Wu Ping, a spokeswoman for China's manned space program, as saying.

"A successful manned docking mission for China would be the latest show of the country's growing capabilities in space, to match its expanding military and diplomatic clout,” Reuters said.

"Successful completion of the space rendez-vous will take China one step nearer to setting up its own space station in 2020," Times of India said.

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