China's first female astronaut, Liu Yang
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China puts first female astronaut in orbit

18 June 2012 Last updated at 07:55 BST

China's Shenzhou-9 capsule, with its crew of three, has docked with the Tiangong-1 space lab.

The latest Shenzhou mission, which launched on Saturday, has taken China's first female astronaut - 33-year-old Liu Yang - into orbit.

Alpa Patel reports.