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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.

Personal[edit]

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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Express.co.uk

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Thu, 11 Jun 2015 06:52:03 -0700

Dr Valery Polyakov, who spent a staggering 14 months on Mir from 1992 was rumoured to have "been the first" with with his fellow cosmonaut, Yelena Kondakova. However, Russian officials and the pair denied the allegations profusely. But Polyakov did ...

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

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The Siberian Times

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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 ...

Yahoo News

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Thu, 25 Sep 2014 14:03:38 -0700

The following two women made two space flights each: Svetlana Savitskaya in 1982 and 1984 and Yelena Kondakova in 1994 and 1997, before a 17-year-long hiatus. "My flight is my job," 38-year-old space engineer Serova said at a press conference this ...
 
Space.com
Tue, 09 Sep 2014 08:59:59 -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.
 
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Wed, 10 Sep 2014 05:12:53 -0700

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Fri, 12 Sep 2014 09:41:15 -0700

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