Photo taken on Oct. 12, 2005 shows Chinese astronauts Fei Junlong (L Front), Nie Haisheng (R Front), Zhai Zhigang, Wu Jie, Liu Boming and Jing Haipeng (L to R Rear) in the astronaut apartment building Wentiange at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China's Gansu Province. Fei Junlong and Nie Haisheng were waiting to carry out the space flight mission of China's second manned spacecraft Shenzhou VI Oct. 12.
Fei Junlong and Nie Haisheng, two astronauts on China's second manned space mission, are both selected air force pilots, like the first astronaut Yang Liwei.
Fei, 40, is from Kunshan, east China's Jiangsu Province. He was selected as one of the five astronaut candidates in intensified training for China's first manned space flight -- Shenzhou VI, which blast into space in October 2003.
Nie, 41, is from Zaoyang, central China's Hubei Province. He was selected as one of the three finalists for Shenzhou VI. The other two were Yang Liwei and Zhai Zhigang.
(Xinhua News Agency October 12, 2005)