Biographies of International Astronauts

Faris

Muhammed Achmed

Syria

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Personal data

Birthdate:  26.05.1951
Birthplace:  Aleppo
Marital status:  married
Children:  three
Selection date:  30.09.1985
Selection group:  Syria
Position:  Research Cosmonaut (RC)
Status:  Ret. 30.07.1987

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  Soyuz TM-3 / Soyuz TM-2  Research Cosmonaut  22.07. - 30.07.1987 7d 23h 04m 
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Total  7d 23h 04m 
           

Additional information

Graduated from Military Pilot School, Aleppo, 1973; General and pilot in the Syrian Air Force; specialist in navigation; turned back to the air force after his flown mission and lived later again in Aleppo; in August 2012 he has fled to Turkey after defecting from the Syrian army.

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