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Dauran-Ghulam Masum, Mohammed
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Afghani pilot cosmonaut, 1988.

Status: Inactive; Active 1988-1988. Born: 1954-01-20. Birth Place: Nidgrab District.

Afghan Air Force pilot Selected for prime crew of Soyuz TM-6, but was replaced by Mohmand. The reason was not appendicitis, as publicly given. Dauran-Ghulam (Servant of Good Fortune) was an additional name he assumed. After cosmonaut service, he returned to the Afghan Air Force, reaching the tank of Major General.

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Family: Cosmonaut, International Group - 1988. Country: Afghanistan. Spacecraft: Mir. Flights: Soyuz TM-6. Agency: Afghan AF. Bibliography: 4452.

1954 January 20 - .
  • Birth of Mohammad Dauran Ghulam Masum - . Nation: Afghanistan. Related Persons: Masum. Afghani pilot cosmonaut, 1988-1988..

1988 February 12 - .
  • International Cosmonaut Training Group selected. - . Nation: Afghanistan. Related Persons: Masum, Mohmand. Training group of Afghan 'guest cosmonauts' for a propaganda flight to the Mir space station..

1988 August 29 - . 04:23 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC1. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-U2.
  • Soyuz TM-6 - . Call Sign: Proton (Proton ). Crew: Lyakhov, Mohmand, Polyakov. Backup Crew: Arzamazov, Berezovoi, Masum. Payload: Soyuz TM s/n 56. Mass: 7,070 kg (15,580 lb). Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Arzamazov, Berezovoi, Lyakhov, Masum, Mohmand, Polyakov. Agency: MOM. Program: Mir. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spacecraft. Flight: Soyuz TM-4, Soyuz TM-6, Soyuz TM-6 Mir LD-2. Spacecraft Bus: Soyuz. Spacecraft: Soyuz TM. Duration: 114.23 days. Decay Date: 1988-12-21 . USAF Sat Cat: 19443 . COSPAR: 1988-075A. Apogee: 228 km (141 mi). Perigee: 195 km (121 mi). Inclination: 51.6000 deg. Period: 88.70 min.

    Transported to the Mir orbital station a Soviet-Afghan crew comprising the cosmonauts V A Lyakhov, V V Polyakov and A A Momand (Afghanistan) to conduct joint research and experiments with the cosmonauts V G Titov and M K Manarov. Returned Manarov, Titov (Soyuz TM-4), Chretien (Soyuz TM-7) to Earth. Initial orbit 195 X 228 km at 51. 57 deg. Maneuvered to a 235 x 259 km orbit, then docked with Mir at 05:41 GMT on 31 August at its 339 x 366 km orbit. Moved from aft to forward port 8 Sept 88.

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