New post for famous Chinese astronaut

17:31, May 22, 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: China Daily

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