Arnaldo Tamayo Méndez

Arnaldo Tamayo Méndez

Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)

Nationality Cuban

Date Of Birth 1942-01-29

Status Retired

Type Government

Astronaut Biography

Arnaldo Tamayo Méndez (born January 29, 1942) is a Cuban military officer, legislator, and former cosmonaut and the first person of African heritage in space. As a member of the crew of Soyuz 38, he became the first Cuban citizen and the first person from a country in the Western Hemisphere other than the United States to travel into Earth orbit.

Arnaldo Tamayo Méndez's Launches

Soyuz-U | Soyuz 38

Soviet Space Program
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan
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