Biographies of USSR / Russian Cosmonauts

Romanenko

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Yuri Viktorovich

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Personal data

Birthdate:  01.08.1944
Birthplace:  Koltubanovski / Orenburg Oblast / Russian SFSR
Marital status:  married
Children:  two
Selection date:  27.04.1970
Selection group:  TsPK-5
Position:  Test Cosmonaut (TC)
Status:  Ret. 11.10.1988

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  Soyuz 26 / Soyuz 27  Commander  10.12.1977 - 16.03.1978 96d 10h 00m 
2  Soyuz 38  Commander  18.09.1980 - 26.09.1980 7d 20h 43m 
3  Soyuz TM-2 / MIR-2 / Soyuz TM-3  Commander  05.02.1987 - 29.12.1987 326d 11h 38m 
4        
5        
6        
7        
Total  430d 18d 21m 
         

Double assignments

No. Mission Position
1  Soyuz 16  Commander
2  Soyuz 25  Commander
3  Soyuz 40  Commander

Additional information

Graduated from Chernigov Higher Air Force School with a pilot-engineer's degree, 1966; graduated from Military Airforce Academy, Monino, 1981; Colonel, Soviet Air Forces; was selected as cosmonaut on 27.04.1970 (TsPK-5); was assigned as double for several Soyuz flights; later Director Soviet Shuttle program; retired 1995 to work for SAO “Stilteks”; hobbies: Underwater-fishing, building model aircraft, painting, driving; he is the father of cosmonaut Roman Romanenko.

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