Yelena Kondakova

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Birthday
30, 1957
Birthplace
Russia
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
30, 1957 (age 60)
Birthplace
Russia

About

Russian cosmonaut and the first woman to make a lengthy voyage into space. She flew on the 1994-1995 Soyuz TM-20 mission and later joined the crew of a 1997 NASA Space Shuttle Atlantis mission.

Before Fame

She graduated from Moscow Bauman High Technical College in 1980 with a degree in mechanical engineering.

Trivia

She flew two spaceflights and stayed five months aboard the Mir Space Station.

Family Life

She married fellow cosmonaut Valeri Ryumin.

Associated With

Her second spaceflight on STS-84 was commanded by Charles J. Precourt.