Certainly, the very successful launch of Shenzhou-9 spacecraft
can be expected to make science and technology
more attractive to ordinary people, including many grandmothers, in the Chinese-speaking world. The launch was broadcast live to the world by China''
s TV news and in the next two weeks, '
many more educative programmes will be aired. Yesterday also marked the 49th anniversary of Soviet's brave woman Valentina Tereshkova becoming the first female astronaut '