Crew commander

Musabaev Talgat Amangeldiyevich

Colonel, cosmonaut

Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center

Date and place of birth: January 7, 1951, Alma-Ata region, Kazakhstan.

Education: Engineering Institute of Civil Aviation, 1974, Riga.

Work experience: Training of pilots, Alma-Ata.

Since 1987 - pilot, civil aviation. 1800 flight hrs. USSR Master of Sport (piloting and gymnastics).

October 1990 - started training at Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center.

May 1991 - joined the cosmonaut group.

1993 - graduated from pilot’s school, Aktyubinsk, Kasakhstan.

July 1, 1994 - November 4, 1996 - first space flight at “Soyuz TM” and OS “MIR”. The mission (125 days 22 hrs 53 min) was developed to carry out Russian-Kazakhstan experiments. Two space walks (11 hrs 4 min). Cosmonaut of the 2nd category.

January 29, 1998 - second launch, crew commander of the 25th primary expedition to “MIR”. Now in space flight, made 5 space walks with total of 30 hrs 14 min.