China is set to send its first female astronaut into space.
It may be that everyone is waiting for a safe lift-off before they hail a new national heroine. China is poised to join a small club. Seven nations have sent a woman into space, and only two, the Soviet Union and the United States, have done so using their own spacecraft.
That’s certainly an improvement, I mean, instead of killing or abandoning women, now they’ll just launch them into a galaxy, far, far away. Which is NOT one of the plot lines of the goofy Chinese rom com Love in Space.