New post for famous Chinese astronaut

09:34, May 23, 2010      

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Yang Liwei, China's first astronaut, was appointed deputy director of the Astronaut Center of China, according to a press release on the official website of the country's manned space project.

Yang, a former fighter pilot, was part of China's first batch of 14 astronauts in 1998. He made history when he voyaged beyond the planet's atmosphere for 21 hours aboard the Shenzhou 5 in 2003.

Source:Xinhua

(Editor:黄蓓蓓)

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