Zhang Xiaoguang

Zhang Xiaoguang

China National Space Administration

Nationality Chinese

Date Of Birth 1966-05-01

Status Active

Type Government

Astronaut Biography

Zhang Xiaoguang is a Chinese pilot selected as part of the Shenzhou program. He was born in May 1966 in Jinzhou, to a family of Manchu ethnicity and was a squadron commander in the People’s Liberation Army Air Force when he was selected to be an astronaut in 1998. He had accumulated 1000 flight-hours as of 2004. He was selected as part of the backup crew for the Shenzhou 9 mission. In 2013, he was selected to fly Shenzhou 10, the third spaceflight to the first Chinese space station Tiangong 1.

Zhang Xiaoguang's Launches

Long March 2F/G | Shenzhou-10

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation
Jiuquan, People's Republic of China
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