Yao Shaofu, born in the Taoyuan County on October 13, 1932, is an outstanding missile expert in China. From 1951 to 1953, he studied in Hunan University. From 1954 to 1959, he studied in the Soviet Union. Since 1960, he has worked in Chinese aerospace department, researching and developing missile. He headed the research and development of anti-ship missile. In 1997, he was elected academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering for his great contribution to the development of Chinese aerospace weapons.