|Parent agency||Equipment Development Department of the Central Military Commission|
China Manned Space Agency (abbreviation: CMSA; Chinese: 中国载人航天工程办公室) is an agency of the People's Republic of China, responsible for the administration of China Manned Space Program, the Chinese human spaceflight program.
The native name of the organization (Chinese: 中国载人航天工程办公室) was initially translated into English as China Manned Space Engineering Office (CMESO) as of 2014. However, ever since 2015, the name China Manned Space Agency (CMSA) has been used in official statements and news-releases till date. It is also the name displayed on the official website of China Manned Space Program.
China Manned Space Agency represents the Chinese government to take management responsibilities for the China Manned Space Program.
CMSA's functions including development strategy, planning, overall technology, research and production, infrastructure construction, flight missions organization and implementation, utilization and promotion, international cooperation and news-release, etc.
CMSA consists of the following divisions:
As of October 2021, thirteen Chinese taikonauts have traveled to space (alphabetical order):
Fei Junlong (费俊龙)
Jing Haipeng (景海鹏)
Liu Boming (刘伯明)
Liu Wang (刘旺)
Liu Yang (刘洋)
Nie Haisheng (聂海胜)
Tang Hongbo (汤洪波)
Wang Yaping (王亚平)
Yang Liwei (杨利伟)
Ye Guangfu (叶光富)
Zhai Zhigang (翟志刚)
In 2018, UNOOSA and CMSA invited applications from United Nations Member States to conduct experiments on-board China's Space Station.