Biographies of USSR / Russian Cosmonauts

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Aleksei Stanislavovich

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Personal data

Birthdate:  13.07.1934
Birthplace:  Zhizdra / Kaluga Oblast / Russian SFSR
Marital status:  married
Children:  one
Selection date:  27.05.1968
Selection group:  Korolyov-Group / Mishin-Group / TsKBEM-1
Position:  Test Cosmonaut (TC)
Status:  Ret. 19.12.1985

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  Soyuz 5 / Soyuz 4  Flight Engineer  15.01. - 17.01.1969 1d 23h 45m 
2  Soyuz 8  Flight Engineer  13.10. - 18.10.1969 4d 22h 50m 
3  Soyuz 10  Flight Engineer  21.04. - 23.04.1971 1d 23h 45m 
4        
5        
6        
7        
Total  8d 22h 20m 
     

Double assignments

No. Mission Position
1  Soyuz 6  Flight Engineer
2  Soyuz 7  Flight Engineer

Additional information

Born as Aleksei Kuraitis. His Lithuanian born father was jailed 1939 into a gulag, so Aleksei took in 1950 the maiden name of his mother; graduated from Bauman Moscow Higher Technical School with an engineering degree, 1957; candidate of technical sciences degree, 1967; doctorate of technical sciences degree, 1973, worked as engineer in the Korolyov Design bureau; was selected as cosmonaut on 27.05.1968 (TsKBEM-1); later Rector of Bauman Moscow Higher Technical School; since 1991 retired.

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