|Birtplace:||Tula / Tula Oblast / Russian SFSR|
|Position:||Research Cosmonaut (RC)|
|1||Soyuz TM-6 / MIR-3 / MIR-4 / Soyuz TM-7||Research Doctor||29.08.1988 - 27.04.1989||240d 22h 34m|
|2||Soyuz TM-18 / MIR-15 / MIR-16 / MIR-17 / Soyuz TM-20||Doctor Cosmonaut||08.01.1994 - 22.03.1995||437d 17h 58m|
|Total||678d 16h 32m|
|1||Soyuz T-3||Research Cosmonaut|
|2||Soyuz T-10||Research Cosmonaut|
Original name: Valeri Ivanovich Korshunov (he had changed his name in 1957 after adoption by his stepfather); graduated from First I. M. Sechenov's Moscow Medical Institute, 1965; candidate of medical sciences degree, 1976; specialized on astronautics medicine at Institute of Medical and Biological Problems, Ministry of Public Health (IMBP), Moscow; was selected as cosmonaut on 22.03.1972 (IMBP-1); OKP (cosmonaut basic training): 10/72 - 12/79; from 1989 to 1997 Deputy Director of IMBP; received a doctorate of medical sciences degree 1997 an became Professor at International Academy of Astronautics.
Last update on July 06, 2009.