Yang Liwei became China Manned Space Engineering Office of the Deputy Director (map)
China’s manned space first person, space hero Yang Liwei. Sun photo agency issued since the law
China news agency, Beijing, May 21 – China Manned Space Engineering Office website 21 news release, recently, by the higher authorities, the space hero Yang Liwei, was appointed to the China Manned Space Engineering Office Deputy Director.
Yang served as a division of the PLA air force pilot, squadron leader, who flew fighters, attack planes and other aircraft, 1350 hours of flight safety. 1996 to participate in astronaut selection, in January 1998 became China’s first astronaut, was selected in 2003 China’s first manned space flight astronauts echelon, the implementation of China’s first manned space mission. Now the China Astronaut Research and Training Center, deputy director of manned spaceflight astronaut system vice commander, Major General rank, grade astronauts.
China’s manned space network also revealed that recently, China’s second batch of astronauts training work has already started. Yang said the second batch of astronauts and the first astronaut will join the training, and the formation of at least two flights of training pattern, female and male astronaut astronaut training courses did not differ significantly.
It is reported that China’s second batch of astronauts will conduct space science experiments assume the task of training more complex. Male female astronauts and astronaut training courses though roughly the same, but taking into account the tasks undertaken by women astronauts characteristics, standards, and intensity will vary.
It is understood that, in mid-May, China’s manned space large overall coordination of the eighteenth meeting in Beijing to discuss the rendezvous and docking mission planning to determine the “Temple” target aircraft and the “Shenzhou 8 “Outline of the spacecraft mission, coordination between the various systems of major technical problems for China’s manned space flight products are kind to carry out comprehensive development and provide the basis for mission preparation.
the previous 6 to 7 May, China Manned Space Engineering Office in Beijing organized the manned space development strategy ─ ─ manned lunar feature conferences, combined with the actual development of China’s manned spaceflight closely around the Chinese manned space flight, “three-step” development strategy after the selection of mission objectives, as well as the necessity to carry out a manned moon landing, feasibility and technical means and other issues related to extensive discussion.
the meeting that the manned lunar landing is China’s manned space project “three-step” strategy of choice after an important strategic goal for China is currently carrying out a manned landing on the moon already has comprehensive verification of the the conditions, should intensify its work. Manned lunar landing project taking into account the difficulty, complexity, and respond to a manned lunar landing technology through in-depth feasibility studies and multi-program comparison, and as soon as possible to carry out high-thrust rocket pre-research of key technologies such as research. (End)