Biographies of USSR / Russian Cosmonauts


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Leonid Konstantinovich

USSR / Ukraine

Personal data

Birthdate:  28.01.1951
Birthplace:  Klishkovtsy / Chernovtsy Oblast / Ukrainian SSR
Marital status:  married
Children:  two
Selection date:  23.08.1976
Selection group:  TsPK-6 / GKNII-1 / Ukraine
Position:  Test Cosmonaut (TC) / PSP
Status:  Ret. 01.01.1998
Date of death:  31.01.2018
Place of death:  Kiev / Ukraine


No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  STS-87 Columbia  PS  19.11. - 05.12.1997 15d 16h 34m 
Total  15d 16h 34m 

Additional information

Master of science in mechanical engineering from the Moscow Aviation Institute, Department of Aircraft Construction, 1989; testpilot Air Force; was selected as cosmonaut on 23.08.1976 (TsPK-6); OKP (cosmonaut basic training): 23.08.1976 - 30.01.1979; transferred on 25.10.1988 to GKNII-2 (until 14.02.1996); since 1996 he worked at the National Academy of Science of Ukraine; while working there he was again selected as cosmonaut of Ukraine for a Shuttle mission; hobbies: Family time, running, athletics; since 1998 General of the Ukrainian Air Force, since 1999 advisor for the Ukrainian President in Airforce and Spaceflight affairs; May 14, 2002 until 2006 he was member of the Ukranian parliament, the Verkhovna Rada, for the People's Democratic Party in the Chernivtsi Region; he served there as Vice Chairperson in the National Security and Defense Committee.


Last update on August 25, 2018.