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Saliszan Shakirovich Sharipov Status: Active. Trained as: Cosmonaut. Profession: Pilot. Sex: Male. Marital Status: Married. Children: Two. Birth Date: 24 August 1964. Birth City: Uzgen. Birth State: Oshsk region. Birth Country: Kirghizia. Nationality: Russian. Group: 1990 Air Force Group. Detachment: TsPK-11. Date Selected: 08 August 1990. Number of Flights: 1. Total Time: 8.82 days.

SU Air Force. Official NASA biography:

NAME: Salizhan Shakirovich Sharipov
GCTC Cosmonaut

Born August 24, 1964 in Uzgen, Oshsk region, Kirghizia. Married to Nadezhda Mavlyanovna Sharipova. They have one daughter and one son. He enjoys football, likes to read books. His father, Mr. Shakirzhan Sharipov, resides in Uzgen, Oshsk region, Kirghizia.

Graduated from the Air Force Pilot School in 1987. In 1994, he graduated from Moscow State University with a degree in cartography.

After graduation from the Air Force Pilot School in 1987, he worked as a pilot-instructor and taught 8 cadets. He has logged over 950 hours flying time. He has experience flying on MIG-21, L-39 aircraft.

Selected by the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center (GCTC) Sharipov became a cosmonaut-candidate in 1990. In 1992, he completed general space training and became a cosmonaut. As a member of the group he has completed a full course of training for OC MIR space flights as a crew commander.

Sharipov is assigned to fly on the crew of STS-89, scheduled for a January 1998 launch on Space Shuttle Endeavour. STS-89 is the eighth of nine planned missions to dock the Space Shuttle with Russia’s Mir space station.

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