Biographies of Taikonauts (yuhangyuans)


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People's Republic of China

Personal data

Birthdate:  08.09.1964
Birthplace:  Zaoyang, Hubei Province
Marital status:  married
Children:  one
Selection date:  ??.01.1998
Selection group:  China-1
Position:  Pilot
Status:  active


No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  Shenzhou VI  Operator  12.10. - 16.10.2005 4d 19h 32m 
2  Shenzhou X  Commander  11.06. - 26.06.2013 14d 14h 29m 
Total  19d 10h 01m 
Patch Shenzhou X          

Backup assignments

No. Mission Position
1  Shenzhou V  Commander
2  Shenzhou VII  Operator
3  Shenzhou IX  Commander

Additional information

Other sources say he was born on 13.10.1964 (calendar in western countries). He entered the key senior high school of the county; he flight training school of the Air Force, 1984; served as commander of a squadron, deputy commander of a group and master navigator after graduation from the No.7 Flying School of the Air Force in 1987; on June 12, 1989, he began to fly a fighter plane; Pilot; Major General; selected to the first Chinese cosmonaut (yuhangyuan) detachment; second backup for Shenzhou V; hobbies: fishing.


Last update on September 28, 2013.