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Aleksandr Nikolayevich

USSR

Personal data

Birthdate:  30.07.1953
Birthplace:  Fryazino / Moscow Oblast / Russian SFSR
Marital status:  married
Children:  two
Selection date:  01.12.1978
Selection group:  NPOE-4
Position:  Test Cosmonaut (TC)
Status:  Ret. 17.10.1994

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  Soyuz TM-9 / MIR-6  Flight Engineer  11.02. - 09.08.1990 179d 01h 17m 
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Total  179d 01h 17m 

Double assignments

No. Mission Position
1  Soyuz TM-8  Flight Engineer

Additional information

Graduated from Bauman-Highschool in Moscow with a diploma in engineering, 1976; was selected as cosmonaut on 01.12.1978 by GMVK (NPOE-4); was double for Soyuz TM-8; retired of medical reasons; working at NPO Energiya until 1994; then President of "Lendint-Association" (until 2000).

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