Biographies of Astronaut and Cosmonaut Candidates

Dong

Xiaohai

People's Republic of China

Personal data

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Birthplace:  Wuhan, Hubei Province
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Selection date:  15.03.1971
Position:  Pilot
Status:  Ret. 13.05.1972

Additional information

Military service in the Chinese Air Force; in 1965 he brought down the American high-altitude pilotless reconnaissance aircraft AQM-34; later he became commander of the 18th training division of the Chinese Air Force; on 15.03.1971 he was selected as a candidate of an early taikonaut group; this program was stopped on 13.05.1972 due financial problems.

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