Liu Wang

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Liu Wang
LIU Wang CUHK 2012.JPG
Born March 1969 (age 48)
Pingyao County, Shanxi, People's Republic of China
Other occupation
Rank Senior Colonel PLAAF
Missions Shenzhou 9
Mission insignia
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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.


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]