Liu Boming (astronaut) : biography
Liu Boming ( born September 1966) is a Chinese pilot selected as part of the Shenzhou program. A fighter pilot (4 star Colonel) in the People's Liberation Army Air Force, he was selected to be an CNSA member in 1998.
Liu was one of the six astronauts in the final training for Shenzhou 6.
Liu, along with Zhai Zhigang and Jing Haipeng, were chosen to be the main crew of Shenzhou 7, with Zhai as commander, on 17 September 2008. On 25 September, at 21:10 CST, they launched into space as China's third human spaceflight mission, and the first Chinese mission ever to have a three-man crew.http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2008-09/26/content_7060750.htm Liu and Zhai participated in China's first-ever space walk.
Liu wore a Russian Orlan-M spacesuit, while Zhai wore the Chinese-made Feitian space suit. Liu remained in the open portal of the orbital module, assisting Zhai on his spacewalk; later in the space walk, Liu also performed a stand-up extra-vehicular activity, partially leaving the orbital module in order to hand Zhai a Chinese flag.
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