Talgat Amangeldievich MUSABAEV
RF, Instructor/1st class Testing Cosmonaut
Yu.A. Gagarin CTC RSRI, Russia
DATA AND PLACE OF BIRTH:
January 7, 1951, Kargaly, Dzhambul District, Alma-Ata Area,
Kazakh SSR (Kazakhstan).
On February 28, 1974 he graduated from Riga Civil Aviation
Engineers Institute after the Leninist Komsomol in speciality
of Technical Operation of Aviation Radio Equipment, in 1984
he finished training in Alma-Ata aeroclub, USSR Voluntary
Society for Co-operation with the Army, Air Force and Navy
and in 1986 he finished training in the 30-th training detachment
of civil aviation (CA), whereupon he got CA pilot certificate.
In 1989 he finished studies at Ulyanovsk Flight, Dispatcher
and Engineering Personnel Training Center of Civial Aviation
of SMEA countries; in February 1993 he graduated from Aktubinsk
CA High Flying School where he got a diploma of pilot-engineer.
Married, has a son and a daughter.
Wife: Viktoria Voldemarovna Musabaeva (Latsis), born in
1952, stomatologist, works at the Star City hospital.
Son: Daniar Talgatovich Musabaev, born in 1975, military
man of MIA, Kazakhstan Republic.
Daughter: Kamilya Talgatovna Musabaeva, student of the Russian
State Humanitarian University.
AWARDS AND RANKS:
Hero of the Russian Federation (1994),
Pilot-Cosmonaut of the Russia Federation (1994),
National Hero of Kazakhstan (1995),
Pilot-Cosmonaut ¹ 2 of Kazakhstan,
decorated with the Order of Friendship of the Peoples (1991),
Order for Services to the Fatherland Third Class (1998),
Otan Order (Kazakhstan, 1998),
Order of the Austrian Republic,
Astana Medal (Kazakhstan, 1999),
NASA Medal for Space Flight (1998).
Candidate of Technical Sciences (2000). Subject of Thesis: Reliability and Efficiency Assessment of the Crew-MSC-MCC System.
Master of Sport of the USSR in aerobatics and competitive gymnastics,
USSR Champion in aerosports in the team test (1983 and 1984).
Music (piano, guitar, played and sang in a vocal-instrumental
Since April 1, 1974 he worked as a shift engineer of aviation
and electronic equipment of Burundaisk Combined Aviation
Detachment (CAD) of Air Service of Civil Aviation.
Since January 7, 1975 he was the relieved Secretary of the
Committee of the Komsomol of Burundaisk CAD in Alma-Ata.
Since January 19, 1976 he was an instructor and since April
3, 1978 he was a senior instructor of the political-education
department of Kazakh Administration of Civial Aviation.
Since May 26, 1979 he was the deputy commander of the 240-th
flying detachment on political-education work of Alma-Ata
combined aviation detachment.
After finishing training in the 30-th training detachment
of civil aviation since January 7, 1987 he worked as the
second pilot; since July 6, 1989 he was the commander of
plane An-2 in Burundaisk combined aviation detachment. During
one of flights he performed emergency landing to the field
because of the engine failure (thanked for displayed courage
and high professional skill).
After training at Ulyanovsk Flight, Dispatcher and Engineering
Personnel Training Center of Civil Aviation of SMEA countries
since June 6, 1990 he worked as the second pilot-trainee
of plane Tu-134 and since August 25, 1990 he worked as the
second pilot of Tu-134 of the 1-st flying detachment of
Alma-Ata combined aviation detachment.
On May 11, 1990 by decision of the State Interdepartmental
Committee he was recommended to study at CTC to take a course
of general space training provided by Ministry of Civil
On March 6, 1991 by order of the Minister of Defence of
the USSR he was called up for military service and taken
on as a candidate for cosmonaut researcher of the 4-th group
of the cosmonaut team of CTC where upon finishing the course
of general space training he got the following qualification:
Since April 29, 1995 he was an instructor/testing cosmonaut.
At a period of May 20 - July 10, 1991 he passed training
for flying to the Mir Orbital Complex as a cosmonaut researcher
of the back-up crew under the Kazakh program of the visiting
On July 17 - September 13, 1991 he passed training for flying
as the first cosmonaut researcher within the second crew
under PC-10/ASTROMIR-91 program.
In 1991-1993 he passed training as a member of the cosmonaut
team under the Mir OC program.
On June 1 - December 17, 1993 he passed training for flying
to the Mir OC as a flight engineer of the second crew under
On January 8, 1994 he was a backup of Yu. Usachev, flight
engineer of the Soyuz TM-18 SC.
On July 1 - November 4, 1994 he performed the first space
flight aboard the Soyuz TM-19 SC and Mir OC as a flight
engineer of PC-16 crew together with Yu. Malenchenko and V.
He made two egresses into open space of the total duration
of 11 hr.07 min. The flight duration was 126 days.
At a period of March 25, 1996 - January 1997 he passed training
for flying as the second crew commander under PC-23 program.
On January 29 - August 25, 1998 he performed the second space
flight as the Soyuz TM-27 SC and Mir OC commander under
PC-25 program (NASA-7/PEGAS) together with N. Budarin and L.
Eyharts (France, to February 19, 1998) and also with E. Thomas
(USA, to June 8, 1998). During the flight he made 5 egresses
into open space of the total duration of 30 hr.08 min. The flight
duration was 207.5 days.
At a period of April 15, 1999 - May 2000 he passed direct
training as the prime crew commander of the first Russian
visiting crew of the ISS (in order to test the Soyuz TMA
spacecraft and replace TV) under the ISS-T (taxi) program.
Since June 12, 2000 he passed training for flying to the
Mir OC as the second crew commander together with Yu. Baturin
under PC-29 program.
Based on materials from Yu.A. Gagarin RGNIITsPK.