Chen Quan

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Chen.
Chen Quan 2010 Somalia stamp.jpg

Chen Quan (simplified Chinese: 陈全; traditional Chinese: 陳全; pinyin: Chén Quán) is a Chinese pilot selected as part of the Shenzhou program.

Chen was born in Suining, Sichuan, China.

He joined the People's Liberation Army Air Force and became a fighter interceptor pilot and later as a regiment commander in the PLAAF.

Career as an astronaut[edit]

Chen was selected to be an astronaut in 1998 and served as commander of the backup crew for Shenzhou 7 which flew in September 2008.

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