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Valentin Vitaliyevich

USSR

Personal data

Birthdate:  14.04.1942
Birthplace:  Moscow / Russian SFSR
Marital status:  married
Children:  one
Selection date:  22.03.1972
Selection group:  TsKBEM-2 / AN-4
Position:  Test Cosmonaut (TC)
Status:  Ret. 25.02.1993

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  Soyuz 13  Flight Engineer  18.12. - 26.12.1973 7d 20h 55m 
2  Soyuz T-5 / Soyuz T-7  Flight Engineer  13.05. - 10.12.1982 211d 09h 04m 
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Total  219d 05h 59m 

Double assignments

No. Mission Position
1  Soyuz 32  Flight Engineer

Additional information

Graduated from Higher Air Force School in Orenburg, 1960; Candidate of Technical Sciences degree, 1975; doctorate degree of technical sciences, 1985; designer of aircraft construction; was selected as cosmonaut on 22.03.1972 (TsKBEM-2, later AN); was assigned for a Buran mission; later Director Institute of Geo-sciences within the Academy of Sciences; currently retired.

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