Biographies of USSR / Russian Cosmonauts

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Vladimir Aleksandrovich

USSR

Personal data

Birthdate:  13.05.1942
Birthplace:  Iskander / Tashkent Oblast / Uzbek SSR
Marital status:  married
Children:  two
Selection date:  27.04.1970
Selection group:  TsPK-5
Position:  Test Cosmonaut (TC)
Status:  Ret. 24.06.1986

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  Soyuz 27 / Soyuz 26  Commander  10. 01.- 16.01.1978 5d 22h 58m 
2  Soyuz 39  Commander  22.03. - 30.03.1981 7d 20h 42m 
3  Soyuz T-6  Commander  24.06. - 02.07.1982 7d 21h 50m 
4  Soyuz T-12  Commander  17.07. - 29.07.1984 11d 19h 14m 
5  Soyuz T-13  Commander  06.06. - 26.09.1985 112d 03h 12m 
6        
7        
Total  145d 15h 56m 
         

Double assignments

No. Mission Position
1  Soyuz 16  Commander
2  Soyuz 36  Commander

Additional information

Birthname: Krysin; graduated from Higher Military Fighter Pilot School, Yeysk, 1965; Major General, Soviet Air Force; was selected on 27.04.1970 as cosmonaut (TsPK-5); was assigned as backup commander for Soyuz 16; he was the first Soviet cosmonaut, who performed five space flights; deputy head of TsPK from 1984 to 1986; until 1999 he served as scientific advisor for the TsPK; later he was a balloon driver.

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