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Salizhan Sharipov

Salizhan Sharipov

  • Status: Retired
  • In Space: No
  • Date of Birth: 08/24/1964
  • First Flight: 01/23/1998
  • Last Flight: 10/14/2004


Salizhan Sharipov, a Kyrgyzstan astronaut affiliated with the government agency Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS), embarked on 2 space flights and engaging in 2 spacewalks during his/her career as an astronaut.

Salizhan Shakirovich Sharipov (Russian: Салижан Шакирович Шарипов) (born 24 August 1964) is a Kyrgyzstani cosmonaut. Sharipov is a co-author and investigator for the Advanced Diagnostic Ultrasound in Microgravity project. He has been to space twice (launched from the U.S. as an astronaut in 1998 and from Russia as a cosmonaut in 2004) and has conducted two spacewalks. Sharipov retired on 18 July 2008.

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