Currently alive, at 59 years of age.
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1959 – Born on the 1st of January in Sardah, Afghanistan.
1988 – He was the first Afghan cosmonaut and spent nine days in space aboard the Mir space station.
– He was part of the Soyuz TM-6 three-man crew, which launched at 04:23 GMT on the 29th of August.
– He were fine and in touch with Mission Control on the September 6 landing of Soyuz TM-5 was delayed because of mechanical complications on the Mir. Radio Moscow reassured listeners that Lyakhov.
– He was awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union on the 7th of September.
– He currently lives in Stuttgart, Germany after being a refugee. He is now a German and Afghan citizen and works in printing services.