Abdul Ahad Mohmand was born on January 1, 1959 in Afghanistan. The first Afghan and fourth Muslim to go into outer space, he spent 9 days on board the Mir Space Station.
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The first Afghan and fourth Muslim to go into outer space, he spent 9 days on board the Mir Space Station.
He graduated from the Polytechnical University of Kabul and later trained as a pilot and Astronaut in the Soviet Union.
He is a retired Afghan Air Force aviator.
His mother was so concerned while he was in space, the Afghan President arranged a video/audio conference between the two in the president's office.
He and Neil Armstrong have flown in space.