20 August 2019
Liu Yang, China's first female astronaut in space, and her colleague Chen Dong arrived in Namibia's port town of Walvis Bay on 19 August, starting their five-day visit to the southern African nation at the invitation of President Hage Geingob.
Liu Yang and Chen Dong will visit Namibia next week
17 August 2019
Liu Yang, Chinese first ever female astronaut in space, and another astronaut Chen Dong will visit Namibia from August 19 to 23, according to statement released by Chinese Embassy in Namibia on 15 August. The statement said the visit aims to respond to the kind invitation of Namibian President Hage Geingob and to enhance communication and cooperation on astronautics between China and Namibia. During his state visit to China last year, Geingob visited China Space Center, interacted with 3 Chinese astronauts, and invited Chinese astronauts to visit Namibia.