Arnaldo Tamayo-Mendez is an cosmonaut who was born on January 29, 1942,
Before he became an cosmonaut, Tamayo-Mendez was a pilot for the Soviet
Tamayo-Mendez became an cosmonaut in 1978. He became the first Hispanic and the first person of African heritage in space when he flew aboard Soyuz 38 in 1980. He spent 8 days aboard
the Salyut 6 space station.
Last modified March 25, 2008 by Eduardo Araujo-Pradere.
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