The first Chinese citizen to conduct a spacewalk. He joined the China National Space Administration's astronaut program in 1996 and subsequently commanded a 2008 Shenzhou 7 space mission.During his Shenzhou 7 mission, he wore a Chinese space suit known as the Feitian.He and Jing Haipeng were fellow Chinese astronauts.BEFORE FAME
He served as a Lieutenant Colonel in the People's Liberation Army Air Force.PERSONAL LIFE
He married Zhang Shujing and had one child.FUN FACTS
Astronaut Zhai Zhigang were born on Monday, birthstone is Opal, the seaon was Fall in the Chinese year of Horse, it is 276 days until Zhai Zhigang next birthday.