Biographies of all cosmonauts from the Austromir-91 mission


AUBAKIROV Toktar Ongarbayevich
Toktar Ongarbayevich Aubakirov (Board engineer). Photo: BMBWK, Vienna
Personal data
Date of birth:27.07.1946
Place of birth:Kolkhoz “1. May” / Oblast Karaganda / Kazakh SSR
Family status:married
Children:two
Selection:21.01.1991
Function:Board engineer
Status:separated on 10.10.1991
Space flights
No.MissionFunctionDurationDuration of flight
1Soyuz TM-13Board engineer02.10. – 10.10.19917d 22h 12m
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General major of the air fleet of Kazakhstan; parachutist, graduate of the airforce academy; test pilot; on 21th January 1991 from the GMWK selected as cosmonaut; OKP (cosmonaut basic training): 1/90 – 9/90; since January 1993 general manager from the National Air- and Space Agency of Kazakhstan; then member of Parliament.


LOTHALLER Clemens
Clemens Lothaller (Scientific cosmonaut). Photo: BMBWK, Vienna
Personal data
Date of birth:08.05.1963
Place of birth:Vienna
Family status:married
Children:two
Selection:06.10.1989
Function:Scientific cosmonaut
Status:separated on 10.10.1991
Space flights
No.MissionFunctionDurationDuration of flight
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Doctoral level; Doctor; selected as Franz Viehboeck´s Backup (Soyuz TM-13); works in a hospital in Vienna as specialist for neurosurgery and as deputy of the department of neurosurgery in the SMZ-Ost in Vienna; hobbies: music, reading, skiing, tennis, sailboarding, riding, triathlon (participated and finished e.g. 2007, 2008 and 2009 the Carinthian-IRONMAN Austria in Klagenfurt); one of five candidates from Austria for the ESA astronaut selection in 1992; was on a list of 25 candidates for the European Astronauts Board Selection (EASB), not selected 1992 or 1998.


MUSABAYEV Talgat Amangeldyevich
Talgat Amangeldyevich Musabayev (Board engineer). Photo: BMBWK, Vienna
Personal data
Date of birth:07.01.1951
Place of birth:Kargaly / Oblast Dshampul / Kazakh SSR
Family status:married
Children:two
Selection:11.05.1990
Function:Board engineer
Status:separated on 27.11.2003
Space flights
No.MissionFunctionDurationDuration of flight
1Soyuz TM-19Board engineer01.07.1994 – 04.11.1994125d 22h 53m
2Soyuz TM-27Commandant29.01.1998 – 25.08.1998207d 12h 51m
3Soyuz TM-32Commandant28.04.2001 – 06.05.20017d 22h 04m
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Graduated the higher aeronautical engineer military school (WIAWU) „Leninscher Komsomol“ in Riga, 1974; certificat of the higher flying school in Aktjubinsk as graduated engineer, 1983; received 2000 a graduate as candidate from the technical science; decorated stunt pilot; aeronautical engineer; on 11th May 1990 from the GMWK selected as cosmonaut; 1991 nomination as major and changing to the airforce cosmonaut group (ZPK-11); OKP (cosmonaut basic training): 01.10.1990 – 13.09.1991; double for the Soyuz TM-13 mission; after the separate he became assistant chairman of the Shukowski-Academy and general major (september 2003).


VIEHBOECK Franz
Franz Viehboeck (Scientific cosmonaut). Photo: BMBWK, Vienna
Personal data
Date of birth:24.08.1960
Place of birth:Vienna
Family status:married
Children:two
Selection:06.10.1989
Function:Scientific cosmonaut
Status:separated on 10.10.1991
Space flights
No.MissionFunctionDurationDuration of flight
1Soyuz TM-13Scientific cosmonaut02.10.1991 – 10.10.19917d 22h 12m
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Engineer for electro-technics; doctoral level; university assistant for measurement; later assistant professor on the university of Vienna; then worked for Rockwell International; in April 1997 Director of International Programs for Boeing North American Inc., in the Space Systems Division, in Downey, California; from July 1999 to 1th September 2002 Viehboeck worked for the Boeing International Corp. in Vienna; Franz Viehboeck is now Director in an Austrian group; hobbies: music, playing piano, travelling, sport (water polo, skiing, tennis); one of five candidates from Austria for the ESA astronaut selection in 1992; was on a list of 25 candidates for the European Astronauts Board Selection (EASB), not selected 1992 or 1998.


VIKTORENKO Aleksandr Stepanovich
Aleksandr Stepanovich Viktorenko (Commandant). Photo: BMBWK, Vienna
Personal data
Date of birth:29.03.1947
Place of birth:Olginka / Oblast Sewerno-Kazakhstan / Kazakh SSR
Family status:married
Children:two
Selection:23.05.1978
Function:Commandant
Status:separated on 30.05.1997
Space flights
No.MissionFunctionDurationDuration of flight
1Soyuz TM-3Commandant22.07.1987 – 30.07.19877d 23h 04m
2Soyuz TM-8Commandant05.09.1989 – 19.02.1990166d 06h 58m
3Soyuz TM-14Commandant17.03.1992 – 10.08.1992145d 14d 10m
4Soyuz TM-20Commandant03.10.1994 – 22.03.1995169d 05h 21m
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Officer from the airforce; graduated on the military flight school Orenburg; test pilot; on 23th May 1978 selected as cosmonaut (ZPK-7); OKP (cosmonaut basic training): 5/78 – 24.02.1982; 1979 at a trainings accident disabled; hobbies: accordion play, cars, hunt; separated on 30.05.1997; working in the Gagarin training center as civil coach.


VOLKOV Aleksandr Aleksandrovich
Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Volkov (Commandant). Photo: BMBWK, Vienna
Personal data
Date of birth:27.04.1948
Place of birth:Gorlowka / Oblast Donezk / Ukrain SSR
Family status:married
Children:two
Selection:01.12.1978
Function:Commandant
Status:separated on 21.08.1998
Space flights
No.MissionFunctionDurationDuration of flight
1Soyuz T-14Scientific cosmonaut17.09.1985 – 21.11.198564d 21h 52m
2Soyuz TM-7Commandant26.11.1988 – 27.04.1989151d 11h 08m
3Soyuz TM-13Commandant02.10.1991 – 25.03.1992175d 02h 52m
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Officer from the airforce; graduate on the airforce academy; test pilot; on 1th december 1978 selected as cosmonaut (ZPK-6); OKP (cosmonaut basic training): 23.08.1976 – 30.01.1979; 1990-1998 commandant of the cosmonaut division; separated on 21.08.1998; father of cosmonaut Sergej Volkov.