Remove Ads
Yelena Kondakova

Yelena Kondakova

  • Status: Retired
  • In Space: No
  • Date of Birth: 03/30/1957
  • First Flight: 10/03/1994
  • Last Flight: 05/15/1997

Yelena Kondakova, a Russian astronaut affiliated with the government agency Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS), embarked on 2 space flights and engaging in 0 spacewalks during his/her career as an astronaut.

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. 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.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *