Gennady Manakov


Gennady Manakov
Gennady Mikhailovich Manakov.jpg
Born(1950-06-01)1 June 1950
Yefimovka, Russian SFSR
Died26 September 2019(2019-09-26) (aged 69)
NationalitySoviet / Russian
OccupationTest pilot
Space career
RankColonel, Soviet Air Force
Time in space
309d 21h 18m
MissionsSoyuz TM-10, Soyuz TM-16[1][2], Mir

Gennady Mikhailovich Manakov (Russian: Геннадий Михайлович Манаков; 1 June 1950 – 26 September 2019)[3] was a Soviet and Russian cosmonaut who commanded two Soyuz flights to the Mir space station.

Mankov was born in Yefimovka, Chkalov Oblast, Russian SFSR, on 1 June 1950.[4] He was selected on 2 September 1985 and flew as Commander on Soyuz TM-10 and Soyuz TM-16, before retiring on 20 December 1996.[5] He was married with two children. Gennadi died on 26 September 2019 according to a statement from his friend, Cosmonaut Maksim Surayev.[6]



  1. ^ " Manakov (mission chronology)". Archived from the original on 2011-05-03.
  2. ^ "Manakov Gennadi Mikhailovich". Archived from the original on 2011-07-22.
  3. ^ Умер летчик-космонавт СССР Геннадий Манаков (in Russian)
  4. ^ "Gennadi Mikhailovich Manakov, colonel/cosmonaut, Soyuz TM-10, TM-16 June 1 in History".
  5. ^ "Cosmonaut Biography: Gennadi Manakov".
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