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Yelena Kondakova

Yelena Vladimirovna Kondakova
RKA Cosmonaut
Nationality Russian[1]
Status Retired
Born (1957-03-30) March 30, 1957
Mytishchi, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Other occupation
Politician
Time in space
178d 10h 41m [1]
Selection 1989
Missions Soyuz TM-20,[1] Mir, STS-84[1]
Mission insignia
Awards

Yelena Vladimirovna Kondakova (Russian: Елена Владимировна Кондакóва; born March 30, 1957) was the third Soviet/Russian female cosmonaut to travel to space and the first woman to make a long-duration spaceflight.[2] Her first trip into space was on Soyuz TM-20 on October 4, 1994. She returned to Earth on March 22, 1995 after a five-month stay at the Mir space station. Kondakova's second flight was as a mission specialist on the United States Space Shuttle Atlantis during mission STS-84 in May 1997. She was the last Russian female in space until her successor cosmonaut Elena Serova flew to the International Space Station (ISS) on 25 September 2014.

Contents

  • Personal 1
  • Honors 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • Further reading 5
  • External links 6

Personal

Kondakova was born in Mytishchi in the Moscow Region of Russia and is married to fellow cosmonaut Valeri Ryumin. She was selected as a cosmonaut candidate in 1989.

Since 1999, Kondakova has served as a deputy in the Duma, the lower house of the Russian parliament.[3]

Honors

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d Alexander B. Zheleznyakov (2001-05-03). "Kondakova". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Mark Wade. 
  2. ^ http://www.space-travel.com/reports/The_Story_Of_Women_In_Space_999.html
  3. ^ http://www.spacefacts.de/bios/cosmonauts/english/kondakova_yelena.htm
  4. ^ http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/kondakov.html

Further reading

  • Елена Владимировна Кондакова. Космической энциклопедии ASTROnote (in Russian). 
  • Ольга Глаголева. Я вытащила счастливый билет. Работница Журнал (in Russian). 

External links

  • NASA profile


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