First Flight: 9/25/2008
Last Flight: 10/15/2021
Zhai Zhigang (born October 10, 1966) is a major general in the People’s Liberation Army Air Force and a CNSA astronaut. During the Shenzhou 7 mission in 2008, he became the first Chinese citizen to carry out a spacewalk.
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.