Biographies of International Astronauts

Dauran-Ghulam Masum

Mohammed

Afghanistan

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Personal data

Birthdate:  20.01.1954
Birthplace:  Nidgrab District / Kapesa-Province
Marital status:  married
Children:  six
Selection date:  12.02.1988
Selection group:  Afghanistan
Position:  Research Cosmonaut (RC)
Status:  Ret. 07.09.1988

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
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Double assignments

No. Mission Position
1  Soyuz TM-6  Research Cosmonaut

Additional information

Sometimes his name is given as Darwan. “Dauran-Ghulam” is an additional name, he gave himself - it means something like “servant of luck”; Air Force pilot; was selected for prime crew of Soyuz TM-6, but was replaced by Mohmand; the reason was not appendicitis; from nationality he is a Tadjik, propably was that the reason; his recent job was Major General in the Afghanian Air Force.

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