China has selected its first two women astronauts to serve on a team that will undertake future missions launched by the nation's burgeoning space programme, state media reported Wednesday.

The women were part of a "second batch" of seven people who will take over manned space-flight duties from the nation's first generation of astronauts, Xinhua news agency quoted a former top space programme official as saying.  Read more at Space Daily.

Women astronauts from China

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