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Expert: China a long way from sending woman into space SpaceDaily

China will not likely send a woman into space any time soon, as the pool of people trained to be astronauts are all men and the spacecraft would need to be modified, a space expert was quoted saying Sunday. “It’s regrettable that in the short-term there won’t be any female astronauts,” Huang Weifen, a female trainer for China’s astronauts, was quoted saying by the Guangzhou Daily. Huang said the reason was not any shortcomings on the part of women, but because the spacecraft China uses was designed for men.