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Aleksandr Stepanovich

USSR

Personal data

Birthdate:  29.03.1947
Birthplace:  Olginka / North-Kazakhstan Oblast / Kazakh SSR
Marital status:  married
Children:  two
Selection date:  23.05.1978
Selection group:  TsPK-7
Position:  Test Cosmonaut (TC)
Status:  Ret. 30.05.1997

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  Soyuz TM-3 / Soyuz TM-2  Commander  22.07.1987 - 30.07.1987 7d 23h 04m 
2  Soyuz TM-8 / MIR-5  Commander  05.09.1989 - 19.02.1990 166d 06h 58m 
3  Soyuz TM-14 / MIR-11  Commander  17.03.1992 - 10.08.1992 145d 14d 10m 
4  Soyuz TM-20 / MIR-17  Commander  03.10.1994 - 22.03.1995 169d 05h 21m 
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Total  489d 01h 33m 
   

Double assignments

No. Mission Position
1  Soyuz T-14  Commander
2  Soyuz T-15  Commander
3  Soyuz TM-7  Commander
4  Soyuz TM-13  Commander
5  Soyuz TM-19  Commander

Additional information

Graduated from Advanced School of Military Aviation, Orenburg, 1969; Colonel and test pilot, Russian Air Force, Res.; was selected as cosmonaut on 23.05.1978 (TsPK-7); OKP (cosmonaut basic training): 5/78 - 24.02.1982; 1979 seriously injured in a training accident; hobbies: Cars, accordion, hunting; he presently works at Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center as a civilian instructor.

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