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Fei Junlong
Fei Junlong
Fei Junlong
Credit: www.spacefacts.de
Chinese pilot taikonaut 1998-on. Commanded Shenzhou 6 mission. PLAAF pilot, flight trainer and flight technology inspector.

Status: Active 1998-on. Born: 1966-05-05. Spaceflights: 1 . Total time in space: 4.81 days. Birth Place: Suzhou, Jiangsu.

Graduated from the No. 9 Aviation School and Changchun No.1 Flight College of the PLA Air Force. Graduated from Flight Training School of the Air Force with excellent marks.

Family: China Group 1 - 1998, Taikonaut. Country: China. Flights: Shenzhou 6, Shenzhou 7. Agency: PLAAF. More at: 5373. Bibliography: 4452.



1998 November 19 - .
  • China Astronaut Training Group 1 selected. - . Nation: China. Related Persons: Chen Quan, Deng Qingming, Fei Junlong, Jing Haipen, Liu Buoming, Liu Wang, Nie Haisheng, Pan Zhanchun, Yang Liwei, Yuhangyuan 1?, Yuhangyuan 2?, Zhai Zhigang, Zhang Xiaoguan, Zhao Chuandong.

    Selection of astronauts to fly the Project 921 / Shenzhou manned spacecraft began at the end of 1995. Only PLAAF pilots were considered. Review of service records identified 1504 candidates, further reduced to 886 after stricter screening. In the summer of 1996, 60 candidates passed initial testing at their home bases and were sent to Beijing for final tests and interviews. By April 1997 the candidate list had been pared down to 20, and the final 12 were selected at the end of 1997. The group was officially established in January 1998. In March, 1998, the two Chinese astronauts trained in Russia in 1996, who were also the trainers of this first group of 12 cosmonauts, joined the group officially as candidates for future spaceflights, bringing the total to 14.


2005 October 12 - . 01:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Jiuquan. Launch Complex: Jiuquan SLS. LV Family: CZ. Launch Vehicle: Chang Zheng 2F.
  • Shenzhou 6 - . Crew: Fei Junlong, Nie Haisheng. Backup Crew: Jing Haipen, Liu Buoming. Return Crew: Wu Jie, Zhai Zhigang. Mass: 8,040 kg (17,720 lb). Nation: China. Related Persons: Fei Junlong, Jing Haipen, Liu Buoming, Nie Haisheng, Wu Jie, Zhai Zhigang. Agency: SISE. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spacecraft. Flight: Shenzhou 6. Spacecraft Bus: Shenzhou. Spacecraft: Shenzhou. Duration: 4.81 days. Decay Date: 2005-10-16 . USAF Sat Cat: 28879 . COSPAR: 2005-040A. Apogee: 338 km (210 mi). Perigee: 331 km (205 mi). Inclination: 42.4000 deg. Period: 91.20 min.

    Moved up from October 13. Second Chinese manned space mission. The two-astronaut crew spent 5 days in space, and worked in the Shenzhou orbital module for the first time. Aside from biomedical experiments, the nature of their work was not divulged, and few images of the interior of the orbital module (with its probable military experiments) were released.


2005 October 16 - .

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