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The reasoning behind the prerequisite, according to officials, is that spaceflight could potentially harm the women's fertility. "It's out of the consideration of being responsible for the female pilots," Xu Xianrong, director of the PLA's Clinical Aerospace Medicine Center in Beijing and a member of the selection panel, told the official government news agency Xinhua. "Though there is little evidence on how the space experience will affect the female constitution, we have to be extra cautious, because this is a first for China." Ensuring that the female astronauts have already reproduced, he said, will guarantee that their family planning is not disrupted.
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Originally posted by zaiger
reply to post by Afterthought
Sitchen's work is misunderstood. In some of his books it is stated that he made up parts of it or all of it impossible to tell really as he provides no source (The Lost Book of Enki’ ). But now the sumerian lexicon is open to the public and anyone can translate all of it for them selves and sadly nobody has come up with the same stuff.
[edit on 13-5-2010 by zaiger]