Videos: Shenzhou-11 Crew Profiles

Selected as the crew for China’s most ambitious human space mission to date is a veteran astronaut with two previous space flights and a space rookie.

Serving as commander of the Shenzhou 11 mission will be Jing Haipeng who is a veteran of the Shenzhou-7 and 9 missions, spending 15 days and 12 hours in space. Chen Dong was selected as an astronaut as part of the 2010 class of seven astronauts – five male and two female. 38 years old, Chen will be responsible for backing up his commander during mission critical events and completing a full schedule of experiments aboard Tiangong-2.