Yuri Shargin

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Yuri Georgiyevich Shargin
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RKA Cosmonaut
Nationality Russian
Status Active
Born (1960-03-20) March 20, 1960 (age 54)
Engels, Russia
Other occupation
Aeronautics
Rank Lieutenant Colonel, Russian Space Forces
Time in space
9d 21h 30m
Selection 1996 RKA Group
Missions Soyuz TMA-5, Soyuz TMA-4
Mission insignia
Soyuz TMA-5 Patch.png

Yuri Georgiyevich Shargin (Russian: Юрий Георгиевич Шаргин) is a cosmonaut in the Russian Space Forces.

He was born March 20, 1960 in Engels, Saratov Oblast, Russian SFSR. He is divorced and has two children.

Shargin graduated from the Military Engineering Academy for Aeronautics and Astronautics located in Leningrad. He is a Lieutenant Colonel in the Russian Space Forces.

He was selected as a cosmonaut on February 9, 1996.

He was selected in 2004, to be the Flight Engineer on the Soyuz TMA-5 mission to the International Space Station. Shargin was the first Russian military cosmonaut on board and had a secret mission.[citation needed]

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