Biographies of Astronaut and Cosmonaut Candidates

Zhang

Ruxiang

People's Republic of China

Personal data

Birthdate:  ??.??.1941
Birthplace:  Xianxian, Henan Province
Marital status:  
Children:  
Selection date:  15.03.1971
Position:  Pilot
Status:  Ret. 13.05.1972

Additional information

Joined PLA in 1958, he was an PLAAF regiment commander when selected; 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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