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Zhai Zhigang

Zhai Zhigang

Status: Active
10/10/1966 –
Nationality: Chinese
Type: Government
First Flight: 9/25/2008
Last Flight: 9/25/2008

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.

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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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