Jing Haipeng

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Jing Haipeng
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CNSA Astronaut
Nationality China Chinese
Status Active
Born (1966-10-24) 24 October 1966 (age 47)
Yuncheng city, Shanxi
Other occupation Fighter pilot
Rank PLAAF
Time in space 15 days, 11 hours, 53 seconds[1]
Selection Chinese Group 1
Missions Shenzhou 7, Shenzhou 9

Jing Haipeng (simplified Chinese: 景海鹏; traditional Chinese: 景海鵬; pinyin: Jǐng Hǎipéng; born October 24, 1966) is a Chinese pilot and astronaut selected as part of the Shenzhou program. A fighter pilot in the People's Liberation Army Air Force, he was selected to be a CNSA astronaut in 1998. He is the first Chinese astronaut to have flown on two missions: Shenzhou 7 and Shenzhou 9.

CNSA career[edit]

Jing was one of the six trainees for the Shenzhou 6 mission.

Jing, along with Liu Boming and Zhai Zhigang were selected for the prime crew on Shenzhou 7 on September 17, 2008. On September 25, 2008, at 21:10 CST, they launched into space as the first three-man crew for China aboard China's third human spaceflight mission.[2][3]

Jing was selected as commander of Shenzhou 9, becoming the first repeat traveller of the Chinese program.[4] He commanded[5] the first manned mission to dock with the first Chinese space station, Tiangong 1, and with the first female astronaut, Liu Yang. The third member of his crew was Liu Wang.[4][5] The mission was launched on 16 June 2012,[4] returning to Earth on 29 June.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.spacefacts.de/english/e_tis.htm
  2. ^ CCTV1 live telecast; airdate 25 September 2008, circa 21:00 CST
  3. ^ http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2008-09/26/content_7060750.htm
  4. ^ a b c Space.com, "China Unveils Astronaut Crew, 1st Female Spaceflyer, for Saturday Launch", 15 June 2012, Clara Moskowitz
  5. ^ a b London Free Press, "China completes successful space docking", Reuters, 18 June 2012
  6. ^ "China's first female astronaut touches down". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. (29 June 2012). Retrieved 29 June 2012. 

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