|Birthplace:||Tomsk / Tomsk Oblast / Russian SFSR|
|Selection group:||Korolyov-Group / Mishin-Group / TsKBEM-1|
|Position:||Test Cosmonaut (TC)|
|Date of death:||18.10.2002|
|Place of death:||Moscow / Russian Federation|
|1||Soyuz 10||Test Engineer||22.04. - 24.04.1971||1d 23h 45m|
|2||Soyuz 16||Flight Engineer||02.12. - 08.12.1974||5d 22h 23m|
|3||Soyuz 33||Commander||10.04. - 12.04.1979||1d 23h 01m|
|Total||9d 21h 09m|
|1||Soyuz 19 EPAS||Flight Engineer|
Graduated from Moscow Physical-Engineering Institute, 1957; Candidate of technical sciences degree, 1980; Physicist; Engineer at Korolyov design bureau; was selected as cosmonaut on 27.05.1968 (TsKBEM-1); was involved in the Soviet Lunar landing program; first civilian, who has been a Soyuz Commander in the Interkosmos program; he was assigned for Soyuz T-11, but he caught a bad cold and was replaced by Gennadi Strekalov; later he worked on at NPOE; hobbies: Amateur-radio, driving.
Last update on July 06, 2009.