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 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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