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Mars Zakirovich Rafikov Status: Inactive. Trained as: Cosmonaut. Profession: Pilot. Sex: Male. Marital Status: Married. Children: One. Birth Date: 30 September 1933. Birth City: Dzhalal-Abad. Birth Country: Kyrgyzstan. Nationality: Russian. Date of Death: 23 July 2000. Cause of Death: Natural causes. Affiliation: Soviet Air Force. Group: 1960 Air Force Group. Detachment: TsPK-1. Date Selected: 28 April 1960. Date Departed: 24 March 1962. Comments: Left team in 1962 due to training problems.
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