Biographies of Taikonauts (yuhangyuans)

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Zhigang
 

People's Republic of China

Personal data

Birthdate:  21.11.1966
Birthplace:  Longjiang, Heilongjiang Province
Marital status:  married
Children:  one
Selection date:  ??.01.1998
Selection group:  China-1
Position:  Pilot
Status:  active

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  Shenzhou VII  Commander  25.09. - 28.09.2008 2d 20h 28m 
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Total  2d 20h 28m 
           

Double assignments

No. Mission Position
1  Shenzhou V  Commander
2  Shenzhou VI  Commander

Additional information

Birth date by Chinese lunar calendar: 10.10.1966; graduated from PLA Airforce Aviation Institute, 1989; he gradually grew from a flying squadron leader to be a pilot trainer; Senior Colonel; selected to the first Chinese cosmonaut (yuhangyuan) detachment; he has logged 950 hours flying time; first backup for Shenzhou V; hobbies: calligraphy, likes to dance and repairing broken items and installing gadgets.

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