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Yang Liwei

Yang Liwei

  • Status: Active
  • In Space: No
  • Date of Birth: 06/21/1965
  • First Flight: 10/15/2003
  • Last Flight: 10/15/2003


Yang Liwei, a Chinese astronaut affiliated with the government agency China National Space Administration, embarked on 1 space flights and engaging in 0 spacewalks during his/her career as an astronaut.

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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