Abdul Ahad Mohmand

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Birthday
1, 1959
Birthplace
Afghanistan
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
1, 1959 (age 59)
Birthplace
Afghanistan

About

The first Afghan and fourth Muslim to go into outer space, he spent 9 days on board the Mir Space Station.

Before Fame

He graduated from the Polytechnical University of Kabul and later trained as a pilot and astronaut in the Soviet Union.

Trivia

He is a retired Afghan Air Force aviator.

Family Life

His mother was so concerned while he was in space, the Afghan president arranged a video/audio conference between the two in the president's office.

Associated With

He and Neil Armstrong have flown in space.