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Gennadi Manakov : biography

June 1, 1950 -

Gennadi Mikhailovich Manakov is a former cosmonaut who commanded two Soyuz flights.

Mankov was born in Yefimovka, Orenburg Oblast, Russian SFSR on June 1, 1950. He was selected on September 2, 1985 and flew as Commander on Soyuz TM-10 and Soyuz TM-16, retiring on December 20, 1996. He is married with two children.

During his career he was awarded:

  • Hero of the Soviet Union
  • Pilot-Cosmonaut of the USSR
  • Order of Military Merit
  • Order of Lenin
  • Order of Friendship of Peoples
  • Medal "For Merit in Space Exploration"
  • Officer of the Legion of Honour (France)
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