Yuri Shargin

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Yuri Georgiyevich Shargin
Shargin 02.jpg
RKA Cosmonaut
Nationality Russian
Status Retired
Born (1960-03-20) March 20, 1960 (age 58)
Engels, Russia
Other occupation
Rank Lieutenant Colonel, Russian Space Forces
Time in space
9d 21h 30m
Selection 1996 RKA Group
Missions Soyuz TMA-5, Soyuz TMA-4
Mission insignia
Soyuz TMA-5 Patch.png

Yuri Georgiyevich Shargin (Russian: Юрий Георгиевич Шаргин) is a retired cosmonaut of the Russian Space Forces.

He was born March 20, 1960, in Engels, Saratov Oblast, Russian SFSR. He is divorced and has two children.

Shargin graduated from the Military Engineering Academy for Aeronautics and Astronautics located in Leningrad. He is a lieutenant colonel in the Russian Space Forces.

He was selected as a cosmonaut on February 9, 1996.

He was selected in 2004, to be the flight engineer on the Soyuz TMA-5 mission to the International Space Station. Shargin was the first Russian military cosmonaut on board and had a secret mission.[citation needed]

External links

  • Spacefacts biography of Yuri Shargin

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