|Yelena Vladimirovna Kondakova|
March 30, 1957 |
Mytishchi, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Time in space
|178d 10h 41m |
|Missions||Soyuz TM-20, Mir, STS-84|
Yelena Vladimirovna Kondakova (Russian: Елена Владимировна Кондакóва; born March 30, 1957) was the third Soviet/Russian female cosmonaut to travel to space and the first woman to make a long-duration spaceflight. Her first trip into space was on Soyuz TM-20 on October 4, 1994. She returned to Earth on March 22, 1995 after a five-month stay at the Mir space station. Kondakova's second flight was as a mission specialist on the United States Space Shuttle Atlantis during mission STS-84 in May 1997. From May 1997 til 25th September 2014 Yelena was the last Russian woman to fly into space but Elena Serova launched on 25th September to ISS 17 years after Kondakova flight on STS-84.
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- "Елена Владимировна Кондакова". Космической энциклопедии ASTROnote (in Russian).
- Ольга Глаголева. "Я вытащила счастливый билет". Работница Журнал (in Russian).
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