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|Interkosmos Research Cosmonaut|
26 May 1951 |
|Muhammed Ahmed Faris|
|Rank||General, Syrian Air Force|
Time in space
|7d 23h 04min|
|Selection||1985 Intercosmos Group|
|Missions||Mir EP-1 (Soyuz TM-3 / Soyuz TM-2)|
Born in Aleppo, Syria, he was a pilot in the Syrian Air Force with the rank of a colonel. He specialized in navigation when he was selected to participate in the Intercosmos spaceflight program on 30 September 1985.
After his spaceflight, he returned to the Syrian Air Force and lived in Aleppo. He is married and has three children.
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- (Russian) Biography at the website on Heroes of the Soviet Union and Russia
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- رائد الفضاء اللواء محمد فارس يعلن انشقاقه on YouTube
- Al Aan, Akhbar (13 September 2012). "لقاء خاص مع رائد الفضاء السوري المنشق محمد فارس". Akhbar Al Aan. Retrieved September 23, 2012.
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