Abdol Mohmand is an astronaut who was born on January 1, 1959, in
Before he became an astronaut, Mohmand served in the USSR air force.
Mohmand became an astronaut in 1988. He became the first citizen of
Afghanistan to go into space. In 1988, Mohmand spent 9 days in space
aboard the Mir space station. He made observations of Afghanistan during
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