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Major general Fei Junlong (simplified Chinese: 费俊龙; traditional Chinese: 費俊龍; pinyin: Fèi Jùnlóng; born 1965) is a Chinese military pilot and an astronaut. He flew on the second manned spaceflight of the Shenzhou program.

Fei Junlong
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Fei Junlong at 24th Planetary Congress of Association of Space Explorers, Moscow, BMSTU, September 6, 2011
CNSA Astronaut
NationalityChinese
Born (1965-05-05) May 5, 1965 (age 53)
Suzhou, Jiangsu
Other occupation
Fighter pilot
RankMajor general, PLASSF
Time in space
4 days, 19 hours, 33 min
SelectionChinese Group 1
MissionsShenzhou 6
Mission insignia
Shenzhou 6 mission patch.svg

He was born in Suzhou, Jiangsu province of China and was recruited from high school by the People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) in 1982 at the age of 17. He graduated with excellent marks from the PLAAF's No. 9 Aviation School, the Changchun No.1 Flight College of the PLA Air Force and Flight Training School of the Air Force. In the PLAAF, he was a pilot, flight trainer and flight technology inspector.

Fèi was selected for the CNSA astronaut program in 1998. He was in the final five selected for the Shenzhou 5 flight. He was the commander on the Shenzhou 6 flight that launched October 12, 2005, with Niè Hǎishèng serving as flight engineer). They landed on October 17, 2005.

He was married in 1991 and has one son. During his personal time he dabbles in fine arts.

The asteroid 9512 Feijunlong was named after him.

Awards and honorsEdit

  • Command Pilot of PLAAF, 1982
  • Merit Citation Class II, 1996
  • Chinese May 4 Medal for Youth Having Outstanding Contributions, 2005
  • Aerospace Achievement Medal, 2005
  • The honorary title of "Space Hero", 2005
  • Top 10 Inspirational Models of China, 2006
  • Asteroid 9512 Feijunlong, 2007
  • Honorary Professor of Nanjing Audit University, 2011
  • Honorary Member of Chinese Society of Astronautics, 2012

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

  • Fèi Jùnlóng at the Encyclopedia Astronautica. Accessed 23 July 2005.
  • "New spacemen to become household names in manned space". Xinhua News Agency. 2005-10-12.
  • Spacefacts biography of Fèi Jùnlóng