Biographies of USSR / Russian Cosmonauts


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Vasili Vasiliyevich


Personal data

Birthdate:  20.02.1954
Birthplace:  Orekhovka / Krim Oblast / Ukrainian SSR
Marital status:  married
Children:  two
Selection date:  26.03.1987
Selection group:  TsPK-8
Position:  Test Cosmonaut (TC)
Status:  Ret. 19.06.1998


No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  Soyuz TM-17 / MIR-14  Commander  01.07.1993 - 14.01.1994 196d 17h 45m 
2  Soyuz TM-25 / MIR-23  Commander  10.02.1997 - 14.08.1997 184d 22h 07m 
Total  381d 15h 52m 

Backup assignments

No. Mission Position
1  Soyuz TM-16  Commander
2  Soyuz TM-23  Commander

Additional information

Graduated from Kharkov Military School of Aviation, 1975; graduated from Gagarin Air Force Academy, Monino, 1987; Lieutenant General, Russian Air Force, Ret. (in Dezember 2009); was selected as cosmonaut on 26.03.1987 (TsPK-8); OKP (cosmonaut basic training): 12/87 - 6/89; resigned from active duty on 25.12.1997; since 19.08.1998 Deputy Commander of the 1st department, TsPK and since 06.04.2000 successor of Yuri Glazkov as Deputy Commander TsPK; by decree of the President of the Russian Federation from September 9, 2003 he was appointed as Chief of Cosmonaut Training Centre TsPK.

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