|Gennady Mikhailovich Manakov|
|Born||1 June 1950(age 72)|
|Place of birth||Yefimovka, Russia|
|Rank||Colonel, Soviet Air Force|
Gennadi Mikhailovich Manakov is a former cosmonaut who commanded two Soyuz flights.
Mankov was born in Yefimovka, Orenburg Oblast, Russian SFSR on 1 June 1950. He was selected on 2 September 1985 and flew as Commander on Soyuz TM-10 and Soyuz TM-16, retiring on 20 December 1996. He is married with two children. During his career he was awarded:
- Hero of the Soviet Union
- Pilot-Cosmonaut of the USSR
- Order of Military Merit
- Order of Lenin
- Order of Friendship of Peoples
- Medal "For Merit in Space Exploration"
- Officer of the Legion of Honour (France)
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