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Talgat Amangeldyevich


Personal data

Birthdate:  07.01.1951
Birthplace:  Kargaly / Dzhampul Oblast / Kazakh SSR
Marital status:  married
Children:  two
Selection date:  11.05.1990
Selection group:  MGA / Kazakhstan
Position:  Test Cosmonaut (TC)
Status:  Ret. 27.11.2003


No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  Soyuz TM-19 / Mir-16  Flight Engineer  01.07. - 04.11.1994 125d 22h 53m 
2  Soyuz TM-27 / Mir-25  Commander / Mir-Commander  29.01. - 25.08.1998 207d 12h 49m 
3  Soyuz TM-32 / Soyuz TM-31  Commander  28.04. - 06.05.2001 7d 22h 04m 
Total  341d 09h 46m 
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Backup assignments

No. Mission Position
1  Soyuz TM-13  Research Cosmonaut
2  Soyuz TM-18  Flight Engineer
3  Soyuz TM-25  Commander

Additional information

Graduated from Engineering Institute of Civil Aviation, Riga, 1974; graduated from Higher Military Aviation School in Akhtubinsk, 1983 with a engineering diploma; Candidate of technical sciences degree, 2000; doctorate in technical sciences, 2007; aviation engineer; received several awards as aerobatic flyer; was selected as cosmonaut on 11.05.1990 by GMVK; 1991 appointed to Major and transferred to the cosmonaut group of Air Force (TsPK-11); OKP (cosmonaut basic training): 01.10.1990 - 13.09.1991; was assigned as double for Soyuz TM-13; following his retirement he became deputy head of the Zhukovsky academy and was appointed to Major General (September 2003); chief of the on 27.03.2007 founded National Spaceagency of Kazakhstan.

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