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Italy to launch woman astronaut in 2014

July 4th, 2012 - 8:28 am ICT by IANS
Rome, July 4 (IANS) An Italian woman astronaut has been assigned for the first time for a mission aboard the International Space Station (ISS), Xinhua reported Tuesday.Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti will ... Read more...

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Space economy will boom in China, says daily

June 18th, 2012 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 18 (IANS) The successful launch of China's first manned spacecraft indicates that the country's economic infrastructure and technology have made great progress, a Chinese daily said Monday.China was ... Read more...

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China’s manned spacecraft docks with space module

June 18th, 2012 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 18 (IANS) China's first manned spacecraft Shenzhou-9, carrying the first Chinese woman astronaut, Monday successfully docked with the Tiangong-1 space module, officials said.The Beijing Aerospace Control Center said ... Read more...

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Woman astronaut to head 100-year Starship project

January 9th, 2012 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 9 (IANS) Mae Jemison, the first African-American woman to go into space in 1992, has been chosen to head the 100-year Starship project.Jemison's project will explore what it ... Read more...

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Fewer women on NASA space flights: US astronaut

October 6th, 2011 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 6 (IANS) The nature of NASA's space programmes is changing, says a former American woman astronaut, pointing to a growing gender imbalance on the US agency's space ... Read more...

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Sunita Williams, A.R. Rahman role models for young Indians: PM

April 1st, 2009 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 1 (IANS) Astronaut Sunita Williams and Oscar-winning music composer A.R. Rahman are among the role models for young Indians who are driving a "society on the move", Prime Minister ... Read more...

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