Long March 2F | Shenzhou-6

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation launch of a Long March 2F Rocket

Watch Launch Video

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation was scheduled to launch a Long March 2F rocket as part of the Shenzhou-6 mission. The launch window for the Human Exploration mission was on Tue, Oct 11th, 2005, 9:00 PM EDT from Launch Area 4 (SLS-1 / 921), Jiuquan. The status of the launch was Success. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Long March 2F and experience the excitement for yourself.

Mission

Shenzhou-6

This is the second crewed mission for China's Shenzhou program. Shenzhou-6 began its mission by carrying astronauts Fei Junlong and Nie Haisheng into low Earth orbit. During their mission, astronauts conducted scientific experiments, which mainly had to do with how human body responds to spaceflight. After almost 5 days in orbit Shenzhou-6 deorbited and landed back safely on Earth on 16 October.

Location

Launch Pad Compass (Beta)

Launch Area 4 (SLS-1 / 921), Jiuquan

Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

Rocket

Long March 2F

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

Crew

Nie Haisheng

Nie Haisheng

Flight Engineer - Chinese

Nie Haisheng is a Chinese military pilot and CNSA astronaut. In 1998, he was selected for the Chinese spaceflight program and was one of three candidates who were part of the final group to train for the Shenzhou 5 flight, China's first manned spaceflight. Yang Liwei was picked for the flight, with Zhai Zhigang ranked second ahead of Niè Hǎishèng. Nie went into orbit, along with Fei Junlong (commander), as flight engineer of the Shenzhou 6 flight on 12 October 2005. The mission lasted just under five days. He was selected to be the commander of the backup crew for the Shenzhou 9 mission. In 2013, Nie was selected to command the Shenzhou 10 second manned space mission to the first Chinese space station Tiangong 1. He became the first officer hold general rank at the time of their launch in the Chinese program with the Shenzhou 10 mission.

Fei Junlong

Fei Junlong

Commander - Chinese

Major general Fei Junlong (simplified Chinese: 费俊龙; traditional Chinese: 費俊龍; pinyin: Fèi Jùnlóng; born 1965) is a Chinese military pilot and an astronaut. He flew on the second manned spaceflight of the Shenzhou program. Fèi was selected for the CNSA astronaut program in 1998. He was in the final five selected for the Shenzhou 5 flight. He was the commander on the Shenzhou 6 flight that launched October 12, 2005, with Niè Hǎishèng serving as flight engineer). They landed on October 17, 2005.

View More Rocket Launches