Musa Manarov

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Musa Khiramanovich Manarov
Муса Хираманович Манаров
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Born (1951-03-22) March 22, 1951 (age 69)
OccupationFlight engineer
Space career
RankColonel, Soviet Air Force
Time in space
541d 00h 28m
Selection1978 Cosmonaut Group
MissionsMir EO-3 (Soyuz TM-4 / Soyuz TM-6), Mir EO-8 (Soyuz TM-11)

Musa Khiramanovich Manarov (Russian: Муса Хираманович Манаров; born March 22, 1951 in Baku, Azerbaijan SSR) is a former cosmonaut who spent 541 days in space.[1]

He was a colonel in the Soviet Air Force and graduated from the Moscow Aviation Institute with an engineering qualification in 1974. Musa was selected as a cosmonaut on December 1, 1978.

From December 21, 1987 to December 21, 1988 he flew as flight engineer on Soyuz TM-4. The flight duration was 365 days 22 hours 38 minutes. From December 2, 1990 to May 26, 1991 he flew again as a flight engineer on Soyuz TM-11. The duration was 175 days 1 hour 50 minutes,[2] the longest continuous time spent in space by anyone at that time. During his 176-day stay, Manarov observed the Earth and worked in space manufacturing. He also performed 20 hours of spacewalks.[3] Manarov lives in Russia.

Awards and honors[edit]

Foreign awards:

Personal life[edit]

Manarov is married with two children. He is an ethnic Lak.[4] He lives in Moscow, while his mother still lives in Baku.

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