Biographies of USSR / Russian Cosmonauts

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Aleksandr Vladimirovich

USSR

Personal data

Birthdate:  19.01.1946
Birthplace:  Vienna / AUSTRIA
Marital status:  married
Children:  two
Selection date:  12.07.1977
Selection group:  LII-1
Position:  Test Cosmonaut (TC)
Status:  Deceased 18.08.1988
Date of death:  18.08.1988
Place of death:  Ramenskoye / Moscow Oblast / Russian SFSR

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
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Double assignments

No. Mission Position
1  Soyuz TM-4  Research Cosmonaut

Additional information

Graduated from Kachinsk Higher Military Pilot School, 1970; graduated from Zhukovsky Test Pilot School; graduated from Moscow Aviation Institute, 1980; civilian test pilot of LII; was selected as cosmonaut for Buran flights on 12.07.1977 (LII-1); OKP (cosmonaut basic training): 12/78 - 7/80; was assigned as double for Soyuz TM-4); died in a crash of a Su-26M aerobatic airplane on 18.08.1988 at LII (Zhukovsky Flight Research Center).

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