Biographies of USSR / Russian Cosmonauts

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Vladimir Vasiliyevich

USSR

Personal data

Birthdate:  03.03.1942
Birthplace:  Beloye / Minsk Oblast / Belorussian SSR
Marital status:  married
Children:  two
Selection date:  07.05.1967
Selection group:  TsPK-4
Position:  Test Cosmonaut (TC)
Status:  Ret. 23.06.1984

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  Soyuz 25  Commander  09.10. - 11.10.1977 2d 00h 44m 
2  Soyuz 29 / Soyuz 31  Commander  15.06. - 02.11.1978 139d 14h 47m 
3  Soyuz T-4  Commander  12.03. - 26.05.1981 74d 17h 37m 
4        
5        
6        
7        
Total  216d 09h 08m 
           

Double assignments

No. Mission Position
1  Soyuz 13  Commander
2  Soyuz 18  Commander
3  Soyuz 26  Commander
4  Soyuz 27  Commander

Additional information

Graduated fom Higher Air Force School Monino, 1976; Doctorate of Military Sciences degree; Major General; Soviet Air Force; was selected as cosmonaut on 07.05.1967 (TsPK-4); OKP (cosmonaut basic training): 5/67 - 18.08.1969; later Director Moscow Zhukovski Military Air Force Engineering Academy; hobbies: Skiing, hunting, photography; he was withdrawn from all military duties, when he became 60 years old; he is now General Airforce Reserve and consultant.

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