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|Yuri Georgiyevich Shargin|
March 20, 1960 |
|Rank||Lieutenant Colonel, Russian Space Forces|
Time in space
|9d 21h 30m|
|Selection||1996 RKA Group|
|Missions||Soyuz TMA-5, Soyuz TMA-4|
Yuri Georgiyevich Shargin (Russian: Юрий Георгиевич Шаргин) is a cosmonaut in the Russian Space Forces.
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.
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