|Birthplace:||Komsomolsk-na-Amurye / Khabarovsk Kray / Russian SFSR|
|Position:||Test Cosmonaut (TC)|
|1||Soyuz 25||Flight Engineer||09.10. - 11.10.1977||2d 00h 44m|
|2||Soyuz 32 / Soyuz 34||Flight Engineer||25.02. - 19.08.1979||175d 00h 35m|
|3||Soyuz 35 / Soyuz 37||Flight Engineer||09.04. - 11.10.1980||184d 20h 11m|
|4||STS-91||MSP||02.06. - 12.06.1998||9d 19h 54m|
|Total||371d 17h 24m|
|1||Soyuz 29||Flight Engineer|
Graduated from Kaliningrad Mechanical Engineering Technical College, 1958; graduated from the Department of Electronics and Computing Technology of the Moscow Forestry Engineering Institute (especially in Spacecraft Control Systems), 1966; candidate of technical sciences degree, 1980; was selected as cosmonaut on 27.03.1973 (TsKBEM-3); Deputy Director, NPOE; from 1981 to 1989 he was flight director for the Salyut 7 space station and the MIR space station; divorced and subsequently remarried to cosmonaut Yelena Kondakova; retired on 28.10.1987; hobbies: Tennis, hunting, angling, walking trough forests, travel; reactivated for the STS-91 mission; in 1998 he became director of the Russian part within the MKS program.
Last update on May 22, 2016.