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Jing Haipeng : biography

October 24, 1966 -

Jing Haipeng ( born October 24, 1966) is a Chinese pilot and astronaut selected as part of the Shenzhou program. A fighter pilot in the People's Liberation Army Air Force, he was selected to be a CNSA astronaut in 1998. He is the first Chinese astronaut to have flown on two missions: Shenzhou 7 and Shenzhou 9.

CNSA career

Jing was one of the six trainees for the Shenzhou 6 mission.

Jing, along with Liu Boming and Zhai Zhigang were selected for the prime crew on Shenzhou 7 on September 17, 2008. On September 25, 2008, at 21:10 CST, they launched into space as the first three-man crew for China aboard China's third human spaceflight mission. CCTV1 live telecast; airdate 25 September 2008, circa 21:00 CST http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2008-09/26/content_7060750.htm

Jing was selected as commander of Shenzhou 9, becoming the first repeat traveller of the Chinese program. He commanded the first manned mission to dock with the first Chinese space station, Tiangong 1, and with the first female Chinese astronaut, Liu Yang. The third member of his crew was Liu Wang. Space.com, , 15 June 2012, Clara Moskowitz London Free Press, , Reuters, 18 June 2012 The mission was launched on 16 June 2012, returning to Earth on 29 June.

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