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Yelena Vladimirovna Kondakova
Yelena Kondakova.jpg
RKA Cosmonaut
Nationality Russian[1]
Status Retired
Born (1957-03-30) March 30, 1957 (age 58)
Mytishchi, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Other occupation
Politician
Time in space
178d 10h 41m [1]
Selection 1989
Missions Soyuz TM-20,[1] Mir, STS-84[1]
Mission insignia
Sts-84-patch.png Soyuz TM-20 patch.png
Awards Hero of the Russian Federation medal.png

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.[2] 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. She was the last Russian female in space until her successor cosmonaut Elena Serova flew to the International Space Station (ISS) on 25 September 2014.

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Kondakova was born in Mytishchi in the Moscow Region of Russia and is married to fellow cosmonaut Valeri Ryumin. She was selected as a cosmonaut candidate in 1989.

Since 1999, Kondakova has served as a deputy in the Duma, the lower house of the Russian parliament.[3]

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Space.com
Tue, 09 Sep 2014 08:56:15 -0700

... Station's first-ever female Russian crewmember and only the fourth female cosmonaut to reach space. She'll also be the first female Russian cosmonaut to fly in the 17 years since cosmonaut Yelena Kondakova's STS-84 space shuttle mission in May 1997.

The Siberian Times

The Siberian Times
Tue, 23 Dec 2014 21:50:05 -0800

If she makes it into space Anna, from Novosibirsk, will become just the fifth Russian woman to do so, following in the famous footsteps of Valentina Tereshkova, Svetlana Savitskaya, Yelena Kondakova, and Elena Serova. Yuri Lonchakov, the head of the ...

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Reuters
Wed, 10 Sep 2014 16:26:15 -0700

Serova will become only the fourth Russian woman to fly in space and the first to serve on the International Space Station, a $100 billion research complex owned by 15 nations. The last Russian woman to fly in space was Yelena Kondakova, who was part ...

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Mashable
Wed, 24 Sep 2014 19:48:43 -0700

From left: U.S. astronaut Barry Wilmore, Russian cosmonauts Alexander Samokutyaev and Elena Serova, members of the next mission to the International Space Station, backup crew U.S. astronaut Scott Kelly, Russian cosmonauts Gennady Padalka and ...

SpaceFlight Insider

SpaceFlight Insider
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 09:00:57 -0700

Yelena Kondakova was the third to be put into orbit in 1994 and 1997. A total of 57 women have flown to space so far. This article originally appeared on Astro Watch and can be viewed here: Yelena. Welcome to SpaceFlight Insider! Be sure to follow us ...
 
Discovery News
Wed, 10 Sep 2014 05:12:53 -0700

... Station's first-ever female Russian crewmember and only the fourth female cosmonaut to reach space. She'll also be the first female Russian cosmonaut to fly in the 17 years since cosmonaut Yelena Kondakova's STS-84 space shuttle mission in May 1997.

RT

RT
Fri, 12 Sep 2014 09:42:47 -0700

The third Russian woman in space was Yelena Kondakova, who in 1997 stayed over 178 days in space. In fact, Elena even doesn't like the term “woman cosmonaut,” as she strongly believes that there is no difference between a man or a woman in space.

Space News

Space News
Tue, 24 Jun 2014 09:32:06 -0700

Had she qualified to continue her training, Kikina stood the chance to join Valentina Tereshkova, Svetlana Savitskaya and Yelena Kondakova as among the few Russian woman to fly in space. Yelena Serova, who was selected in 2006, is scheduled to launch ...
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