China picks mothers for astronaut training

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They are, of course, in peak physical condition, with the flying skills required of any air force ace. But China’s first female astronauts have faced an extra challenge: they had to be mothers to qualify for the country’s prestigious space programme.

Two women and five men have been selected as the next generation to go into space, a Hong Kong newspaper reported today, citing an unnamed military source.

Full story: China picks mothers for astronaut training–The Guardian