Musa Manarov is a cosmonaut who was born on March 22, 1951, in
Manarov became a cosmonaut in 1978. He has spent over 541 days in space on two
Manarov made his first spaceflight in 1987, aboard Soyuz TM-4. The spacecraft
docked with the Mir space station where Manarov remained for one year. He spent
hundreds of hours performing scientific, industrial, and medical experiments.
He was the first person to spend a year in space.
In 1990, Manarov stayed on Mir for a second time. During his 176-day stay,
Manarov observed the Earth and worked in space manufacturing. He also performed
20 hours of spacewalks.
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