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Yang Liwei

Yang LiweiBorn: 21-Jun-1965
Birthplace: Suizhong County, Liaoning, China

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Asian
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Astronaut

Nationality: China
Executive summary: First manned Chinese spaceflight

Launched into space onboard the Shenzhou 5 from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, the journey lasting from 15-Oct-2003 01:00 GMT to 16-Oct-2003 22:00 GMT and encompassing 14 orbits. The capsule contained a firearm, and Yang consumed Kung Pao Chicken for his inflight meal. He was the first Chinese national in space, though the second Chinese-born -- as Taylor Wang (born in Shanghai, naturalized US citizen in 1975) was part of a 1985 shuttle mission.

Father: (accountant)
Mother: (teacher)
Wife: (People's Liberation Army, one son)

    Asteroid Namesake 21064 Yangliwei



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