Quotable: China Requires Its First Female Astronauts To Be MARRIED

Jessica Wakeman | March 10, 2010 - 8:45 pm

“In the selection [of astronauts], we had almost the same requirements on women candidates as those for men, but the only difference was that they must be married, as we believe married women would be more physically and psychologically mature.”

Zhang Jianqi, former deputy commander of China’s manned space program. Uh, how exactly? [AP]