|Yelena Vladimirovna Kondakova|
March 30, 1957 |
Mytishchi, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Time in space
|178d 10h 41m |
|Missions||Soyuz TM-20, Mir, STS-84|
Yelena Vladimirovna Kondakova (Russian: Елена Владимировна Кондакóва; born March 30, 1957) was the third Soviet/Russian female cosmonaut to travel to space and the first woman to make a long-duration spaceflight. Her first trip into space was on Soyuz TM-20 on October 4, 1994. She returned to Earth on March 22, 1995 after a five-month stay at the Mir space station. Kondakova's second flight was as a mission specialist on the United States Space Shuttle Atlantis during mission STS-84 in May 1997. Since then no other Russian woman has flown to space.
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- MSNB.com - Does Mars need women? Russians say no
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- Ольга Глаголева. "Я вытащила счастливый билет". Работница Журнал (in Russian).
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