To date, China has sent six astronauts to space, and all six of them have been men. But that will soon change.
China's outpost in space is about to welcome its very first inhabitants, and among the crew will be the country's first female astronaut. In just a few days, China will send three astronauts (aka "taikonauts") on a docking mission to Tiangong-1, the country's Earth-orbiting space station, including a female taikonaut who's yet to be chosen.
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