Biographies of International Astronauts

Sharma

Rakesh "Rikki"

India

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Personal data

Birthdate:  13.01.1949
Birthplace:  Patiala
Marital status:  married
Children:  two
Selection date:  20.09.1982
Selection group:  India
Position:  Research Cosmonaut (RC)
Status:  Ret. 11.04.1984

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  Soyuz T-11 / Soyuz T-10  Research Cosmonaut  03.04. - 11.04.1984 7d 21h 40m 
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Total  7d 21h 40m 
           

Additional information

Lieutenant Colonel, Indian Air Force Pilot and test pilot; joined HAL in 1987; served as Chief Test Pilot, HAL (Hindustan Aeronautics Limited) Nashik Division until 1992 when he moved to Bangalore to take up the assignment of Chief Test Pilot of HAL, a post he held until he retired from test flying in 2001.

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