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Wu Jie
Wu Jie
Wu Jie
Chinese pilot taikonaut 1996-on.

Status: Active 1996-on. Born: 1963-10-26. Birth Place: Zhengzhou, Henan.

One of the two first reported Chinese astronauts. Wu trained in Russia for one year beginning in November 1996. Together with Li Qinglong he formed the basis of the Chinese astronaut cadre scheduled to fly on the Shenzhou indigenous spacecraft.

Wu was 163 cm tall and weighed 63 kg. He graduated from the PLAAF Engineering College in 1987 and later the PLAAF Flight College. As a PLAAF pilot, he accumulated 1100 flight-hours.

Family: China Group - 1996, China Group 1 - 1998, Taikonaut. Country: China. Flights: Shenzhou 6. Agency: PLAAF. More at: 6228.


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1997 December 1 - .
  • Chinese Astronauts Complete Training in Russia - . Nation: China. Related Persons: Li Qinglong, Wu Jie. Spacecraft Bus: Shenzhou. Spacecraft: Shenzhou. Two Chinese astronauts completed their training in Russia and returned to China. They would act as instructors for China's own astronaut training program. At the same time the largest thermal vacum test equipment in Asia finished construction..

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 - . 20:33 GMT - .

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