Biographies of USSR / Russian Cosmonauts

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Salizhan Shakirovich

USSR

Personal data

Birthdate:  24.08.1964
Birthplace:  Uzgen / Osh Oblast / Kirghiz SSR
Marital status:  married
Children:  two
Selection date:  11.05.1990
Selection group:  TsPK-11
Position:  Test Cosmonaut (TC)
Status:  Ret. 18.07.2008

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  STS-89  MSP  23.01.1998 - 31.01.1998 8d 19h 48m 
2  Soyuz TMA-5 / ISS-10  Flight Engineer  14.10.2004 - 24.04.2005 192d 19h 02m 
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Total  201d 14h 50m 
       

Double assignments

No. Mission Position
1  Soyuz TM-29  Commander
2  Soyuz TM-30  Commander
3  STS-113  ISS-CDR
4  Soyuz TMA-4  Commander
5  Soyuz TMA-11  Commander

Additional information

Graduated from Kharkov Air Force Pilot School, 1987; graduated from Moscow State University with a degree in cartography, 1994; Colonel, Russian Air Forces; was selected as cosmonaut on 11.05.1990 (TsPK-11); OKP (cosmonaut basic training): 01.10.1990 - 06.03.1992; hobbies: Football, reading books; was first deputy commander of GCTC's group of cosmonauts; currently leader of an under department of the 1st department TsPK.

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