Biographies of International Astronauts

Tamayo Méndez

Arnaldo "Guasso"

Cuba

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Personal data

Birthdate:  29.01.1942
Birthplace:  Guantanamo
Marital status:  married
Children:  two
Selection date:  01.03.1978
Selection group:  Interkosmos-2
Position:  Research Cosmonaut (RC)
Status:  Ret. 26.09.1980

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  Soyuz 38  Research Cosmonaut  18.09. - 26.09.1980 7d 20h 43m 
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Total  7d 20h 43m 
           

Additional information

Was adopted when he was 1 year old; Pilot Cuba Air Force; graduated from Air Force Academy; later Director of Organization for Civil Defense in Cuba.

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Last update on July 07, 2009.