Liu Boming (astronaut)


Liu Boming (astronaut)

Infobox Astronaut
name = Liu Boming


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type = CNSA Astronaut
nationality = flagicon|China Chinese
status = Active
date_birth = September 1966
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date_death =
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occupation = Fighter pilot
current_occupation =
previous_occupation =
rank = Lieutenant Colonel, PLAAF
time = 2d 20h 18m
selection = Chinese Group 1
mission = Shenzhou 7
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Liu Boming (zh-tsp|s=刘伯明|t=劉伯明|p=Líu Bó Míng; born September 1966) is a Chinese pilot selected as part of the Shenzhou program. A fighter pilot in the People's Liberation Army Air Force, he was selected to be an CNSA member in 1998.

CNSA career

Liu was one of the six astronauts in the final training for "Shenzhou 6".Fact|date=September 2008

Liu, along with Zhai Zhigang and Jing Haipeng, were chosen to be the main crew of "Shenzhou 7", with Zhai as commander, on 17 September 2008. On 25 September 2008, at 21:10 CST, they launched into space as China's third human spaceflight mission, and the first Chinese mission ever to have a three-man crew. [ http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2008-09/26/content_7060750.htm] Liu and Zhai participated in China's first-ever space walk. Liu wore a Russian Orlan-M spacesuit, while Zhai wore the Chinese-made Feitian space suit. Liu remained in the open portal of the orbital module, assisting Zhai on his spacewalk; later in the space walk, Liu also performed a stand-up extra-vehicular activity, partially leaving the orbital module in order to hand Zhai a Chinese flag.cite web |last=McDowell |first=Jonathan |url=http://planet4589.org/space/jsr/latest.html |title=JSR No. 601 draft |work=Jonathan's Space Report |date=2008-09-29 |accessdate=2008-09-29 ]

References

* [http://www.astronautix.com/astros/liuoming.htm Liu Boming] at the Encyclopedia Astronautica. Accessed 23 July 2005.
* [http://www.spacefacts.de/bios/international/English/liu_buoming.htm Spacefacts biography of Liu Boming]

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