Liu Wang

Summary

Liu Wang
刘旺
LIU Wang CUHK 2012.JPG
BornMarch 1969 (age 51)
OccupationPilot
Space career
CNSA Astronaut
RankSenior Colonel, PLASSF
MissionsShenzhou 9

Liu Wang (simplified Chinese: 刘旺; traditional Chinese: 劉旺, born in 1969) is a Chinese pilot selected as part of the Shenzhou program. He was born in the Shanxi province of China and was a fighter pilot in the People's Liberation Army Air Force. He was selected to be an astronaut in 1998.

Career

Liu Wang was selected to be part of the crew of Shenzhou 9, the first manned mission to the first Chinese space station, Tiangong 1. Also on the mission is Jing Haipeng, the first Chinese repeat space traveller, and the first Chinese female astronaut, Liu Yang.[1]

References

  1. ^ Space.com, "China Unveils Astronaut Crew, 1st Female Spaceflyer, for Saturday Launch", 15 June 2012, Clara Moskowitz

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