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Shenzhou 18

Long March 2F/G

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

Launch Status
Success

Crew


Ye Guangfu

Ye Guangfu

  • Birthday: 09/01/1980
  • Role: Commander
  • Nationality: Chinese
  • First Flight: 10/15/2021
  • Last Flight: 04/25/2024

Chinese astronaut Ye Guangfu was born in 1980 in the Sichuan province of China. He is an air force pilot and spent four years as an instructor and four years as a jet fighter pilot amassing 1100 hours of flight time. Ye was recruited as an astronaut trainee for China’s Astronaut Center in 2010 and qualified in 2014.

Birth day unkown.

Cong Li

Cong Li

  • Birthday: 10/01/1989
  • Role: Engineer
  • Nationality: Chinese
  • First Flight: 04/25/2024
  • Last Flight: 04/25/2024

Li Cong is a Chinese pilot and astronaut selected as part of the Shenzhou program. He enlisted in the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) in September 2009, and joined the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in June 2011.

Guangsu Li

Guangsu Li

  • Birthday: 07/01/1987
  • Role: Engineer
  • Nationality: Chinese
  • First Flight: 04/25/2024
  • Last Flight: 04/25/2024

Li Guangsu is a Chinese pilot and astronaut selected as part of the Shenzhou program. He enlisted in the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) in September 2006, and joined the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in June 2011.

Mission


Shenzhou 18

  • Type: Human Exploration
  • Orbit: Low Earth Orbit

Seventh crewed flight to the Chinese space station.

Shenzhou 18

Location


Launch Area 4 (SLS-1 / 921)

Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, People’s Republic of China

Launch Area 4 (SLS-1 / 921) has witnessed the launch of 23 rockets, including 23 orbital launch attempts, while Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, People’s Republic of China, has been the site for 228 rocket launches.

Launch Area 4 (SLS-1 / 921)

Rocket


China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation Long March 2F/G

The Long March 2F is a Chinese orbital carrier rocket, part of the Long March 2 rocket family. Designed to launch the crewed Shenzhou spacecraft, the Long March 2F is a human-rated two-stage version of the Long March 2E rocket, which in turn was based on the Long March 2C launch vehicle. It is launched from complex SLS at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center.

Long March 2F/G

Agency


China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

The China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) is the main contractor for the Chinese space program. It is state-owned and has a number of subordinate entities which design, develop and manufacture a range of spacecraft, launch vehicles, strategic and tactical missile systems, and ground equipment. It was officially established in July 1999 as part of a Chinese government reform drive, having previously been one part of the former China Aerospace Corporation. Various incarnations of the program date back to 1956.

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Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O' Neill
2 months ago

GOOD LUCK.