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Chinese Taikonauts

 

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* Chai Hongliang, born in Shanghai and joined PLA in 1958. He was an PLAAF pilot when selected.

 

* Du Jincheng, born in 1949 in Henan Province and joined PLA in1965. He was an PLAAF squadron commander when selected.

 

* Dong Xiaohai, born in Wuhan, Hubei Province and joined PLA in1950. He was an PLAAF squadron commander when selected.

 

* Fang Guojun, born in 1934 in Henan Province. He was an PLAAF regiment commander when selected.

 

* Hu Zhanzi, born in Hebei Province and joined PLA in1958. He was an PLAAF pilot when selected.

 

* Li Shichang, born in 1935 in Jilin Province and joined PLA in1956. He was an PLAAF regiment deputy-party-commissar when selected.

 

* Liu Chongfu, born in Changchun, Jilin Province in 1941 and joined PLA in1960. He was an PLAAF squadron commander when selected.

 

* Liu Zhongyi, born in north east provinces and joined PLA in1958. He was an PLAAF pilot when selected.

 

* Lu Xiangxiao, born in 1936 in Changde, Hunan Province. He was an PLAAF squadron commander when selected.

 

* Ma Zizhong He was an PLAAF regiment deputy-party-commissar when selected.

 

* Meng Senlin, born in 1947 and joined PLA in1965. He was an PLAAF squadron commander when selected.

 

* Shao Zhijian, born 1940 in Qingdao, Shandong Province and joined PLA in1958. He was an PLAAF regiment commander when selected.

 

* Wang Fuhe He was an PLAAF pilot when selected.

 

* Wang Fuquan, born in 1939 in Tianjin and joined PLA in1958. He was an PLAAF deputy regiment commander when selected.

 

* Wang Quanbo, born Shouguang, Shandong Province and joined PLA in1958. He was an PLAAF squadron commander when selected.

 

* Wang Rongsen, born in 1934 in Shangdong Province. He was an PLAAF deputy division commander when selected.

 

* Wang Zhiyue, born in 1941 in Laizhou, Shandong Province and joined PLA in1958. He was an PLAAF pilot when selected.

 

* Zhang Ruxiang, born in 1941 in Xianxian, Henan Province and joined PLA in1958. He was an PLAAF regiment commander when selected.

 

* Li Qinglong, born in August, 1962 in Dingyuan, Anhui Province. He is 170cm tall, weighs 67kg. He graduated from the PLAAF Missile College in 1987 and later the PLAAF Flight College. As an PLAAF pilot, he accumulated 1230 flight-hours. Li was selected as Shenzhou trainer taikonaut in 1996. He completed one year training in Russia's Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in 1997.

 

* Wu Jie, born in October, 1963 in Zhengzhou, Henan Province. He is 163cm tall, weighs 63kg. He graduated from the PLAAF Engineering College in 1987 and later the PLAAF Flight College. As an PLAAF pilot, he accumulated 1100 flight-hours. Wu was selected as Shenzhou trainer taikonaut in 1996. He completed one year training in Russia's Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in 1997.

 

* Chen Quan, born in Suining, Sichuan Province. He was an PLAAF regiment commander when selected.

 

* Deng Qingming, born in Jiangxi Province.

 

* Fei Junlong, born in 1965, in Kunshan, Jiangsu Province. Married and has a son. Fei joined PLA in 1982 and graduated from the PLAAF 7th Flight College in 1986. He was an PLAAF pilot when selected.

 

* Jing Haipen, born in 1966 in Shanxi Province

 

* Liu Boming, born in 1966 in Heilongjiang Province

 

* Liu Wang, born in 1970 in Shanxi Province.

 

* Nie Haisheng, born in September, 1964 in Zaoyang, Hubei Province. He is 171cm tall, married and has a daughter. He is a lieutenant colonel. Nie graduated from the PLAAF 7th Flight College in 1987. As an PLAAF pilot, he accumulated 1480 flight-hours. He was selected as Shenzhou taikonaut in January 1998. Nie was one of the backup crew of the historic Shenzhou 5 mission.

 

* Pan Zhanchun

 

* Yang Liwei, born on June 21, 1965 in Suizhong, Liaoning Province. He is 168cm tall, weighs 65kg, married and has a son. Yang joined PLA in June, 1983. He is a lieutenant colonel. Yang graduated from the PLAAF 8th Flight College in 1987. As an PLAAF pilot and then squadron commander, he accumulated 1350 flight-hours. He was selected as Shenzhou taikonaut in January 1998. On October 15, 2003, Yang Liwei became the first Chinese citizen in space after the historic 21 hours 23 minutes Shenzhou 5 flight.

 

* Zhai Zhigang, born on October 10, 1966 in Longjiang, Heilongjiang Province. He is 172cm tall, weighs 65.5kg, married and has a son. He is a lieutenant colonel. Zhai joined PLA in June, 1985 and graduated from the PLAAF 3th Flight College in 1989. As an PLAAF pilot and then squadron commander, he accumulated 1000 flight-hours. He was selected as Shenzhou taikonaut in January 1998. Zhai was one of the backup crew of the historic Shenzhou 5 mission.

 

* Zhang Xiaoguan, born in Liaoning Province.

 

* Zhao Chuandong

 

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