Salizhan Sharipov

Salizhan Sharipov — Russian cosmonaut
Shakirovich Salizhan Sharipov was born on August 24 in 1964 in the Uzbek family in the town of Uzgen Osh (Kyrgyzstan). In 1981, he graduated from high school and went to do in Orenburg Aviation School, but failed to contest. In 1982, he graduated from a vocational school in "Accounting».

Salizhan served in the technical department of aviation regiment in the Primorsky Territory, where he entered the Kharkov Higher Military Aviation School.

In 1990 Salizhan away into the Soviet cosmonaut. Sharipov was a full course of training for flight as commander of the ship.

On 23 on January 31 1998 Salizhan Sharipov made its first flight on a spacecraft «Endeavour» duration of 8 days 19 hours 46 minutes 54 seconds. In the course of the flight was carried out docking with the Russian orbital station "Mir". Then he was 34 years old.

The second space flight was made in 2004 as commander of the spacecraft "Soyuz TMA-5" and the flight engineer on the International Space Station. On this expedition Salizhan made two spacewalks.

In July 2008, Sharipov relieved of the post of deputy commander of the cosmonaut, removed from the cosmonaut corps and appointed head of the office in the Cosmonaut Training Center. YA.

For the successful implementation of spaceflight Sharipov was awarded the highest state awards of the Russian Federation, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. Professor Emeritus of the University of Osh.

Salizhan Sharipov married, has a son and a daughter. Loves to read and enjoys football.