Biographies of Taikonauts (yuhangyuans)

Zhai

Zhai Zhigang

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Zhigang

 

People's Republic of China

Personal data

Birthdate:  21.11.1966
Birthplace:  Longjiang, Heilongjiang Province
Marital status:  married
Children:  one
Selection date:  05.01.1998
Selection group:  China-1
Position:  Pilot
Status:  active

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  Shenzhou-7  Commander  25.09. - 28.09.2008 2d 20h 27m  
2  Shenzhou-13  Commander  15.10.2021

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Total (old)  2d 20h 27m  
Total (new) 

Patch Shenzhou-7 Patch Shenzhou-13          

Backup assignments

No. Mission Position
1  Shenzhou-5  Commander
2  Shenzhou-6  Commander
3  Shenzhou-12  Commander

Additional information

Graduated from PLA Airforce Aviation Institute, 1989; he gradually grew from a flying squadron leader to be a pilot trainer; Senior Colonel; selected to the first Chinese cosmonaut (yuhangyuan) detachment; he has logged 950 hours flying time; first backup for Shenzhou V; hobbies: calligraphy, likes to dance and repairing broken items and installing gadgets.

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