Nie Haisheng

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Nie Haisheng (born 13 October 1964) is a major general of the Chinese People's Liberation Army Strategic Support Force (PLASSF) in active service as an taikonaut and the third commander (unit chief) of the PLA Astronaut Corps (PLAAC). He was a PLA Air Force fighter pilot and director of navigation. Nie flew on Shenzhou 6 and served as commander on both the Shenzhou 10 and Shenzhou 12 missions, the latter of which became the first crew to visit the Tiangong space station. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nie Haisheng has received more than 87,591 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Nie Haisheng is the 268th most popular astronaut (up from 269th in 2019), the 1,006th most popular biography from China (down from 920th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Chinese Astronaut.

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Among astronauts, Nie Haisheng ranks 268 out of 556Before him are Eugene H. Trinh, Fei Junlong, Gennadi Manakov, Klaus-Dietrich Flade, Oleg Kotov, and Lee Archambault. After him are Donald H. Peterson, Michael Coats, William C. McCool, Franz Viehböck, John Casper, and Scott Kelly.

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Among people born in 1964, Nie Haisheng ranks 404Before him are Frode Grodås, Rosie Perez, Luis Medina Cantalejo, Ludmila Engquist, Lisa Cholodenko, and Richard David Precht. After him are Markku Kanerva, Miyeegombyn Enkhbold, Ben Daniels, Adam Yauch, María Dueñas, and Silvia Neid.

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Among people born in China, Nie Haisheng ranks 1,006 out of 1,610Before him are Chen Kun (1976), Fei Junlong (1965), Su Tong (1963), Jin Xing (1967), Luo Yunxi (1988), and Hu Jia (1973). After him are Wang Yibo (1997), Zheng Junli (1911), Peng Shuai (1986), Qigang Chen (1951), Ma Ning (1979), and Tashi Namgyal (1893).


Among astronauts born in China, Nie Haisheng ranks 6Before him are Yang Liwei (1965), Shannon Lucid (1943), Liu Yang (1978), Taylor Wang (1940), and Fei Junlong (1965). After him are Jing Haipeng (1966), Liu Boming (1966), Liu Wang (1969), Wang Yaping (1980), Chen Dong (1978), and Zhai Zhigang (1966).