Ye Guangfu Information (Person)

From Wikipedia

Ye Guangfu
Ye Guangfu in 2021.jpg
Ye in 2021
BornSeptember 1980 (age 41)
Chengdu, Sichuan, China
Space career
PLAAC Taikonaut
Previous occupation
Fighter pilot, PLAAF
Rank Senior Colonel, PLASSF
Time in space
182 days, 9 hours and 32 minutes
Selection Chinese Group 2
Total EVAs
Total EVA time
6 hours, 11 minutes [1]
Missions Shenzhou 13
Chinese name
Simplified Chinese叶光富
Traditional Chinese葉光富

Ye Guangfu ( Chinese: 叶光富; pinyin: Yè Guāngfù; born September 1980) [2] is a Chinese fighter pilot and People's Liberation Army Astronaut Corps (PLAAC) taikonaut selected as part of the Shenzhou program.


Ye was born in Shuangliu District, Chengdu, Sichuan in September 1980. [3]


As a People's Liberation Army Air Force pilot, Ye spent four years as an instructor and four years as a jet fighter pilot and amassed a total of 1,100 hours of flight time. He was selected to join the second batch of Chinese astronauts in 2010 and qualified in 2014. [4] [5]

Ye made his first public appearance after participating in the ESA CAVES mission of 2016 organised by the ESA, making him the first Chinese participant of such an event. [6]

He was part of the backup crew for Shenzhou 12, [7] and has been selected to fly on Shenzhou 13 to the Tiangong space station. [8]

On 26 November 2021, Ye and Shenzhou 13 commander Zhai Zhigang carried out the second EVA of the mission, marking Ye's first spacewalk and Zhai's third. [9]

Personal life

Ye is married and has two children. [10]

Apart from his native language Chinese, he is also fluent in English and Russian.

See also


  1. ^ "Ye Guangfu - EVA". spacefacts. Retrieved 27 December 2021.
  2. ^ "Taikonaut Biography: Ye Guangfu". 20 June 2021. Retrieved 30 June 2021.
  3. ^ 中国航天员叶光富首次亮相 6天6夜探秘撒丁岛洞穴. 中国新闻网. Archived from the original on 24 July 2016. Retrieved 28 September 2016.
  4. ^ "Cosmonaut Selection: China". 16 June 2021. Retrieved 16 June 2021.
  5. ^ "Ye Guangfu". European Space Agency. Retrieved 27 June 2016.
  6. ^ "Profile: Ye Guangfu, a new face in China's space mission". Xinhuanet. Retrieved 21 October 2021.
  7. ^ "China unveils Shenzhou-12 astronauts for space station construction". 16 June 2021. Retrieved 16 June 2021.
  8. ^ "China unveils Shenzhou-13 crew for six-month space station mission".
  9. ^ "Shenzhou-13 crew conducts second spacewalk of mission". Retrieved 26 December 2021.
  10. ^ "2022年叶光富儿子是学霸吗 其老婆及家人资料照片公布". Retrieved 16 April 2022.

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