Female Astronaut

  • First American woman in space dies of cancer July 24, 2012

    Washington: After a 17month battle with pancreatic cancer, Sally Ride, the first US female astronaut, died Monday in California. She was 61, reported Xinhua. "Sally lived her life to the fullest, with boundless energy, curiosity, intelligence, passion, commitment and love. Her integrity was absolute; her spirit was immeasurable; her approach to...
  • Chinese astronauts parachute land after mission June 29, 2012

    Beijing: China's first female astronaut and two other crew members emerged smiling from a capsule that returned safely to Earth on Friday from a 13day mission to an orbiting module that is a prototype for a future space station. The Shenzhou 9 parachuted to a landing on the grasslands of the...
  • China sends first woman into space June 16, 2012

    Jiuquan,(China): China launched its most ambitious space mission yet on Saturday, carrying its first female astronaut and two male colleagues in an attempt to dock with an orbiting module and work on board for more than a week. The Shenzhou 9 capsule lifted off as scheduled at 6:37 pm (1237 GMT)...