Fei Junlong
Colonel Fei Junlong (born 1965) is a Chinese
People's Republic of China
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 military pilot and an astronaut
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. He flew on the second manned spaceflight of the Shenzhou program
Shenzhou spacecraft
Shenzhou is a spacecraft developed and operated by the People's Republic of China to support its manned spaceflight program. The name is variously translated as "Divine Craft," "Divine Vessel of God," "Magic Boat" or similar and is also homophonous with an ancient name for China...


He was born in Suzhou
Suzhou , previously transliterated as Su-chou, Suchow, and Soochow, is a major city located in the southeast of Jiangsu Province in Eastern China, located adjacent to Shanghai Municipality. The city is situated on the lower reaches of the Yangtze River and on the shores of Taihu Lake and is a part...

, Jiangsu
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 province of China
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 and was recruited from high school by the People's Liberation Army Air Force
People's Liberation Army Air Force
The People's Liberation Army Air Force is the aviation branch of the People's Liberation Army, the military of the People's Republic of China...

 (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
Shenzhou 5
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flight. He was the commander on the Shenzhou 6
Shenzhou 6
Shenzhou 6 was the second human spaceflight of the People's Republic of China, launched on October 12, 2005 on a Long March 2F rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center. The Shenzhou spacecraft carried a crew of Fèi Jùnlóng and Niè Hǎishèng for five days in low Earth orbit...

flight that launched October 12, 2005, with Niè Hǎishèng
Nie Haisheng
Colonel Niè Hǎishèng is a Chinese military pilot and CNSA astronaut .-Military career:Nie was born in Yangdang town of Zaoyang, Hubei Province. After graduating from high school he joined the People's Liberation Army Air Force and became a fighter pilot. During his training at the PLAAF's No...

 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
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 9512 Feijunlong
9512 Feijunlong
9512 Feijunlong is a main-belt asteroid discovered on 1966 Feb. 13, by at the Purple Mountain Observatory.- External links :*...

 was named after him.

External links

  • Fèi Jùnlóng at the Encyclopedia Astronautica
    Encyclopedia Astronautica
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    . Accessed 23 July 2005.
  • Spacefacts biography of Fèi Jùnlóng
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