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Yuri Gidzenko was the commander of the Mir 20 mission, which lasted from September 3, 1995, until February 29, 1996. He and Mir 20 Flight Engineer Sergei Avdeyev were aboard Mir when Commander Ken Cameron and the crew of STS-74 linked with the station, bringing the Russian-built docking module for shuttles to use on future Shuttle-Mir missions. The crew of STS-74 launched on the Space Shuttle Atlantis on November 12, 1995 and landed November 20, 1995.
NASA Biography: Yuri Gidzenko
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