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Astronaut celebrates 50th birthday in space

By Cheng Yingqi | China Daily | Updated: 2016-10-25 07:42

Jing Haipeng, commander of the Shenzhou XI space mission, celebrated his 50th birthday aboard Tiangong II on Monday, breaking yet another record.

He is already the Chinese astronaut with the most hours spent in space and the only one to have taken part in three missions.

Turning 50 years old means he is also the nation's oldest astronaut in service.

Astronaut celebrates 50th birthday in space

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