China starts training program for seven newly recruited astronauts

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New Delhi, May 19 (ANI): China has started the training program for seven newly recruited astronauts, including two women, the Liberation Army Daily has reported.

The new recruits are expected to receive complicated trainings on how to conduct scientific experiments when up in space in the future.

Training requirements for both male ad female astronauts will be different, as each will have their own missions to accomplish, despite having similar courses.

China began to recruit astronauts for its space program in 1998, the China Daily reports.

In 2003, China sent its first astronaut, Yang Liwei, into space in a Chinese made spacecraft, Shenzhou-5. (ANI)

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