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Faris, Muhammed Achmed
Faris
Faris
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Arab-Syrian pilot cosmonaut 1985-1987. First Syrian to fly in space. Graduated from Military Pilot School, Aleppo, 1973. Colonel and pilot in the Syrian Air Force. Specialist in navigation. Returned to duty after his mission.

Status: Inactive; Active 1985-1987. Born: 1951-05-26. Spaceflights: 1 . Total time in space: 7.96 days. Birth Place: Arab.


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Family: Cosmonaut, International Group - 1985. Country: Syria. Spacecraft: Mir. Flights: Soyuz TM-2, Soyuz TM-2 Mir LD-1, Soyuz TM-3 Mir EP-1. Agency: Syrian AF. Bibliography: 4452, 5367.

1951 May 26 - .
  • Birth of Mohammed Ahmed Faris - . Nation: Syria. Related Persons: Faris. Arab-Syrian pilot cosmonaut. Flew on Mir EP-1. First Syrian to fly in space. Graduated from Military Pilot School, Aleppo, 1973. Colonel and pilot in the Syrian Air Force. Specialist in navigation. Returned to duty after his mission..

1985 September 30 - .
  • International Cosmonaut Training Group selected. - . Nation: Syria. Related Persons: Faris, Habib. Training group of Syrian 'guest cosmonauts' for propaganda flights to the Salyut space station..

1987 July 22 - . 01:59 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC1. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-U2.
  • Soyuz TM-3 - . Call Sign: Vityaz (Knight ). Crew: Aleksandrov, Faris, Viktorenko. Backup Crew: Habib, Savinykh, Solovyov. Payload: Soyuz TM s/n 53. Mass: 7,100 kg (15,600 lb). Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Aleksandrov, Faris, Habib, Savinykh, Solovyov, Viktorenko. Agency: MOM. Program: Mir. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spacecraft. Flight: Soyuz TM-2, Soyuz TM-2 Mir LD-1, Soyuz TM-3, Soyuz TM-3 Mir EP-1. Spacecraft Bus: Soyuz. Spacecraft: Soyuz TM. Duration: 160.30 days. Decay Date: 1987-12-29 . USAF Sat Cat: 18222 . COSPAR: 1987-063A. Apogee: 353 km (219 mi). Perigee: 297 km (184 mi). Inclination: 51.6000 deg. Period: 91.00 min.

    Manned three crew. Transported to the Mir orbital space station a Soviet-Syrian crew comprising cosmonauts A S Viktorenko, A P Aleksandrov and M A Faris to conduct joint research and experiments with cosmonauts Y Romanenko and A Laveykin. Maneuvered from initial 231 X 217 km orbit to Mir's 311 X 359 km orbit. Docked with rear Mir port at 3:30 GMT 24 July. Undocked with rear port 30 July and docked to forward port.


1987 July 30 - .

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