Biographies of USSR / Russian Cosmonauts

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Aleksandr Aleksandrovich

USSR

Personal data

Birthdate:  27.05.1948
Birthplace:  Gorlovka / Donetsk Oblast / Ukrainian SSR
Marital status:  married
Children:  two
Selection date:  23.08.1976
Selection group:  TsPK-6
Position:  Test Cosmonaut (TC)
Status:  Ret. 21.08.1998

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  Soyuz T-14  Research Cosmonaut  17.09.1985 - 21.11.1985 64d 21h 52m 
2  Soyuz TM-7 / MIR-4  Commander  26.11.1988 - 27.04.1989 151d 11h 08m 
3  Soyuz TM-13 / MIR-10  Commander  02.10.1991 - 25.03.1992 175d 02h 52m 
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Total  391d 11h 52m 
       

Double assignments

No. Mission Position
1  Soyuz TM-4  Commander
2  Soyuz TM-12  Commander

Additional information

Graduated from Chuguyev Higher Air Force School, Kharkov, 1970; graduated from Military Academy, Moscow, 1991; Colonel and test pilot, Soviet Air Force, Res.; was selected as cosmonaut on 23.08.1976 (TsPK-6); OKP (cosmonaut basic training): 23.08.1976 - 30.01.1979; from 1990-1998 Commander, Cosmonaut Detachment; retired from active duty on 11.10.1998; in 2000 he became President of TV channel “Mus-TV”, Moscow; father of cosmonaut Sergei Volkov.

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