On this blog, I've shared information about recent astronaut selections by NASA in the US, CSA in Canada, ESA in Europe, JAXA in Japan, and even the possibility for astronauts from ISRO in India. Now China is making news with its latest astronaut selection. According to China Daily and the Guardian, China has chosen seven new astronauts from a pool of 45 air force pilots. The names have not been released yet, but all are between the ages of 27 and 34, and five hail from Shandong Province.
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May 10, 2010 Update
Some more details about the new female Chinese astronauts are available here.
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