Female astronaut Wang Yaping is a native of Yantai City in east China's Shandong Province.
Born in 1980, Wang is of Han nationality and holds a bachelor's degree.
Wang was recruited to the People's Liberation Army in 1997 and became a member of the Communist Party of China in May 2000. Currently, she is a major.
In 2010, Wang became a member of the second batch of Chinese astronauts and was selected to the crew of the Shenzhou-10 space mission in April 2013.
Wang will be China's first astronaut to give lectures to middle and elementary school students while in orbit.
(Xinhua News Agency June 4, 2013)