Gennady Mikhailovich Manakov
1 June 1950
Yefimovka, Russian SFSR
|Died||26 September 2019(aged 69)|
|Nationality||Soviet / Russian|
|Rank||Colonel, Soviet Air Force|
Time in space
|309d 21h 18m|
|Missions||Soyuz TM-10, Soyuz TM-16, Mir|
Gennadi Mikhailovich Manakov (1 June 1950 – 26 September 2019) 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. 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. He was married with two children. Gennadi died on 26 September 2019 according to a statement from his friend, Cosmonaut Maksim Surayev.
During his career he was awarded:
- Hero of the Soviet Union
- Pilot-Cosmonaut of the USSR
- Order of Military Merit
- Order of Lenin
- Order of Friendship of Peoples
- Medal "For Merit in Space Exploration"
- Officer of the Legion of Honour (France)
- "astronautix.com: Manakov (mission chronology)". Archived from the original on 2011-05-03.
- "Manakov Gennadi Mikhailovich". Archived from the original on 2011-07-22.
- Умер летчик-космонавт СССР Геннадий Манаков (in Russian)
- "Gennadi Mikhailovich Manakov, colonel/cosmonaut, Soyuz TM-10, TM-16 June 1 in History".
- "Cosmonaut Biography: Gennadi Manakov".
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