Occupation: Astronaut and Physicist
Year born: 1951
Research Areas: Spaceflight, Physics, X-rays
Tiangong is a space station engineered and maintained by the Chinese space agency. Tiangong means ‘heavenly palace’ in Chinese.
Tiangong is large enough for 6 astronauts to live and work there at a time but there is usually a crew of just 3 people on board. It has been home to Chinese astronauts since June 2022.