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US astronauts wish Chinese peers well

Updated: 2012-06-15 07:46
By Kelly Chung Dawson in New York ( China Daily)

US astronauts wish Chinese peers well

Historic mission will inspire new generation, space veterans say

As China is set to send its first female astronaut into space this weekend, American women who have made the journey will be tracking her historic trip.

Mae Jemison, the first African-American female astronaut, said she believes the inclusion of women in the space program is highly significant for young Chinese women.

US astronauts wish Chinese peers well

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