Maidarjavyn Ganzorig

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Maidarjavyn Ganzorig
Майдаржавын Ганзориг
Born(1949-02-05)5 February 1949
Died4 July 2021(2021-07-04) (aged 72)
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
OccupationFlight engineer
Space career
Intercosmos Cosmonaut
RankMajor General
Time in space
Selection1978 Intercosmos Group
MissionsSoyuz 39 (backup crew)
Mission insignia
Soyuz39 patch.png

Maidarjavyn Ganzorig (Mongolian: Майдаржавын Ганзориг; 5 February 1949 – 4 July 2021) was a Mongolian cosmonaut and academic.[1]

In 1978, he participated in the Soviet Intercosmos program and trained for the Soyuz 39 mission.


Ganzorig was born in Tsetserleg, Arkhangai in 1949, finishing his secondary education in 1968. He studied at Kyiv Polytechnic Institute, earning a degree in heating and precision automated devices maintenance, graduating in 1975. In 1978, he was selected as the backup to Jügderdemidiin Gürragchaa for the Soyuz 39 mission, who would become the first Mongolian in space.

In 1984, he received a Candidate of Technical Sciences degree.

From 1984 to 1991 Ganzorig was Head of the RS Laboratory at the Institute of Physics and Technology, Mongolian Academy of Sciences, and since 1991 served as the Director of Informatics at the Remote Sensing Center, Mongolian Academy of Sciences, Ulaanbaatar.


  1. ^ ?, Undarmaa (5 July 2021). "Хөдөлмөрийн баатар, сансрын нисгэгч М.Ганзориг таалал төгсчээ". News.MN - Мэдээллийн эх сурвалж (in Mongolian). maint: numeric names: authors list (link)

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