First Flight: 5/30/2023
Last Flight: 5/30/2023
Gui Haichao is a Chinese pilot, researcher and professor selected as part of the Shenzhou program. He did nor enlist in the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), but was still was selected as a taikonaut, whereas all earlier known taikonauts belonged to PLAAC. He joined the Communist Party of China in July 2020.
China National Space Administration - CNSA
- Type: Government
- Abbreviation: CNSA
- Administration: Administrator: Tang Dengjie
- Founded: 1993
- Spacecraft: Shenzhou
- Country: CHN
The China National Space Administration (CNSA) is the national space agency of the People’s Republic of China. It is responsible for the national space program and for planning and development of space activities. CNSA and China Aerospace Corporation (CASC) assumed the authority over space development efforts previously held by the Ministry of Aerospace Industry. The CNSA has many launch sites around China with their orbital sites located in Jiuquan, Xichang, Taiyuan and Wenchang.