|Birthplace:||Iskander / Tashkent Oblast / Uzbek SSR|
|Position:||Test Cosmonaut (TC)|
|1||Soyuz 27 / Soyuz 26||Commander||10. 01.- 16.01.1978||5d 22h 58m|
|2||Soyuz 39||Commander||22.03. - 30.03.1981||7d 20h 42m|
|3||Soyuz T-6||Commander||24.06. - 02.07.1982||7d 21h 50m|
|4||Soyuz T-12||Commander||17.07. - 29.07.1984||11d 19h 14m|
|5||Soyuz T-13||Commander||06.06. - 26.09.1985||112d 03h 12m|
|Total||145d 15h 56m|
Birthname: Krysin; graduated from Higher Military Fighter Pilot School, Yeysk, 1965; Major General, Soviet Air Force; was selected on 27.04.1970 as cosmonaut (TsPK-5); was assigned as backup commander for Soyuz 16; he was the first Soviet cosmonaut, who performed five space flights; deputy head of TsPK from 1984 to 1986; until 1999 he served as scientific advisor for the TsPK; later he was a balloon driver.
Last update on December 22, 2009.