Wang Yongzhi

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Wang Yongzhi
Born(1932-11-17)17 November 1932
Died11 June 2024(2024-06-11) (aged 91)
Alma materTsinghua University
Moscow Aviation Institute
AwardsHighest Science and Technology Award (2003)
Scientific career
FieldsSpace technology
Chinese name
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese

Wang Yongzhi (Chinese: 王永志; 17 November 1932 – 11 June 2024) was a Chinese aerospace scientist and academician at the Chinese Academy of Engineering and a commissioner of the 11th National People's Political Consultative Conference.[1] He is notable for serving as the general architect and designer of China's Shenzhou program from 1992 to 2006 overseeing the first six Shenzhou missions. In 2003, he was awarded the nation's highest scientific and technological prize, State Preeminent Science and Technology Award, by President Hu Jintao. Wang Yongzhi graduated from Moscow Aviation Institute in 1961. Wang died on 11 June 2024, at the age of 91.[2]


  1. ^ 第十一届全国政协委员名单. 新华社北京1月25日电 中国人民政治协商会议第十一届全国委员会委员名单(共2237人,2008年1月25日政协第十届全国委员会常务委员会第二十次会议通过). 25 January 2008. Archived from the original on 28 September 2013. Retrieved 9 April 2013.
  2. ^ 痛悼!中国载人航天工程开创者王永志逝世 (in Chinese)