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Liu Yang

Liu Yang

Status: Active
10/6/1978 –
Nationality: Chinese
Type: Government
First Flight: 6/16/2012
Last Flight: 6/16/2012

Liu Yang (born October 6, 1978) is a Chinese pilot and astronaut who served as a crew member on the space mission Shenzhou 9. On June 16, 2012, Liu became the first Chinese woman in space.

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China National Space Administration

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.

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