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Wu Jie



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Wu Jie
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Wu Jie
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Wu Jie (1963-) Chinese pilot taikonaut, 1996-on.

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.

Birth Place: Zhengzhou, Henan.
Status: Active.


Born: October 1963.

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Associated Countries
See also
  • China Group - 1996 Requirement: two trainees to receive intense cosmonaut training in Russia and become instructors for China's astronaut training for the Shenzhou program. More...

Associated Flights
  • Shenzhou 6 China's second manned mission took two astronauts into space for nearly five days, and featured use by a crew of the Shenzhou orbital module for the first time. Crew: Fei Junlong, Nie Haisheng. Backup crew: Liu Buoming, Jing Haipen.Support crew: Zhai Zhigang, Wu Jie. More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • PLAAF Chinese agency overseeing development of spacecraft. People's Liberation Army Air Force, China. More...

Wu Jie Chronology


1997 December 1 - .
  • Chinese Astronauts Complete Training in Russia - . Nation: China. Related Persons: Wu Jie; Li Qinglong. Spacecraft: Shenzhou. Summary: 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: CZ-2F. LV Configuration: Chang Zheng 2F CZ2F-6 (88).
  • Shenzhou 6 - . Crew: Fei Junlong; Nie Haisheng. Backup Crew: Liu Buoming; Jing Haipen. Return Crew: Zhai Zhigang; Wu Jie. Mass: 8,040 kg (17,720 lb). Nation: China. Related Persons: Fei Junlong; Nie Haisheng; Liu Buoming; Jing Haipen; Zhai Zhigang; Wu Jie. Agency: SISE. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spacecraft. Flight: Shenzhou 6. 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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