Taufik Akbar Status: Inactive. Trained as: Astronaut. Profession: Payload Specialist. Sex: Male. Marital Status: Married. Birth Date: 08 January 1951. Birth City: Medan. Birth Country: Indonesia. Nationality: Indonesian. Group: Payload Specialist. Date Selected: 01 January 1985. Date Departed: 31 December 1985. Number of Flights: 0. Comments: Selected for STS-61H (cancelled after Challenger disaster). Flight Log
STS-61-H - - 1986 June - Assignment: Proposed Backup Crew.
Planned shuttle mission for deployment of commercial communications satellites. Cancelled after Challenger disaster.