Yang Liwei

Yang Liwei

Status: Active
6/21/1965 –
Nationality: Chinese
Type: Government
Agency: China National Space Administration

Yang Liwei is a major general, military pilot, and China National Space Administration astronaut. In October 2003, he became the first person sent into space by the Chinese space program. This mission, Shenzhou 5, made China the third country to independently send humans into space.

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