Zhai Zhigang
Zhai Zhigang

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Name: Zhai Zhigang
Occupation: Astronaut
Gender: Male
Birth Day: October 10, 1966
Age: 54
Country: China
Zodiac Sign: Libra

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Zhai Zhigang

Zhai Zhigang was born on October 10, 1966 in China (54 years old). Zhai Zhigang is an Astronaut, zodiac sign: Libra. Find out Zhai Zhigangnet worth 2020, salary 2020 detail bellow.


During his Shenzhou 7 mission, he wore a Chinese space suit known as the Feitian.

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Before Fame

He served as a Lieutenant Colonel in the People's Liberation Army Air Force.

Biography Timeline


In 1996, Zhai was selected to trial for the astronaut program and was selected to be the first group of fourteen in 1998. He was one of three members of the final group to train for the Shenzhou 5 flight. Yang Liwei was picked for the flight, with Zhai Zhigang ranked second ahead of Nie Haisheng. Zhai was one of the six astronauts in the final training for Shenzhou 6. The Ta Kung Pao newspaper had reported that Zhai Zhigang and Nie Haisheng were the leading pair, after having been in the final group of three for Shenzhou 5. However, Zhai had been paired with Wu Jie during training. Fei Junlong and Nie Haisheng flew the flight.


Zhai, along with Liu Boming and Jing Haipeng was selected for prime crew on Shenzhou 7, with Zhai as commander, on 17 September 2008. On 25 September 2008, at 21:10 CST, they launched into space as the first three-man crew for China, China's third human spaceflight mission. On 27 September 2008, Zhai became the first Chinese astronaut to spacewalk, completely outside the craft. Fellow crew member Liu Boming stood by at the airlock and could be seen straddling the portal. Zhai successfully completed his spacewalk at 18:25 CST. Zhai wore the Chinese developed Feitian space suit, while Liu wore the Russian derived Orlan-M space suit.

Family Life

Zhai married Zhang Shujing and had one child.

🎂 Upcoming Birthday

Currently, Zhai Zhigang is 55 years, 9 months and 29 days old. Zhai Zhigang will celebrate 56th birthday on a Monday 10th of October 2022. Below we countdown to Zhai Zhigang upcoming birthday.


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