VIDEO: Interview with Wang Yaping, China's second woman in space

News   •   Jun 13, 2013 08:34 GMT

China's second female to enter space talked to CCTV ahead of the historic Shenzhou 10 mission.

Wang Yaping describes her journey to the stars and the years of hard work that earned her shot at becoming one of the first Chinese people in space, and only the second female after Liu Yang a year ago.

Wang trained as a pilot and flew relief efforts in the wake of the devastating 2008 Wenchuan earthquake in Sichuan Province and talks of the joy of her first solo flight.

She will deliver the country's first lecture from space to students on Earth during the ongoing Shenzhou-10 mission.

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