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Timothy Kristian Charles

United Kingdom

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Personal data

Birthdate:  20.11.1955
Birthplace:  Catterick / Yorkshire
Marital status:  married
Children:  two
Selection date:  25.11.1989
Selection group:  Juno
Position:  Research Cosmonaut (RC) / LS / SS
Status:  Ret. ??.09.1998
Date of death:  14.09.2014
Place of death:  Tutzing / Germany

Total

No. Mission Position Time Duration
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Double assignments

No. Mission Position
1  Soyuz TM-12  Research Cosmonaut

Additional information

Bachelor of science in aeronautical engineering, Military University in Shrivenham, Swindon, 1977; Major, Royal Airforce; helicopter instructor pilot and parachutist; was selected as double for Soyuz TM-12; not selected in 1992 from ESA; was married to the daughter of former Soviet Cosmonaut V. Zholobov; later he lived in South-Africa as helicopter-pilot for the former President of South Africa, Nelson Mandela; one of three candidates from the United Kingdom in the 1992 ESA selection; he was noticed on the shortlist of 25 candidate applicants by the European Astronauts Board Selection (EASB), but was not selected in 1992 and again in 1998; died of cancer.

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