Biographies of USSR / Russian Cosmonauts


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Leonid Denisovich


Personal data

Birthdate:  05.08.1941
Birthplace:  Krasny Liman / Donezk Oblast / Ukrainian SSR
Marital status:  married
Children:  two
Selection date:  28.10.1965
Selection group:  TsPK-3
Position:  Test Cosmonaut (TC)
Status:  Ret. 13.06.1987
Date of death:  14.06.2010
Place of death:  Moscow / Russian Federation


No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  Soyuz T-3  Commander  27.11. - 10.12.1980 12d 19h 07m 
2  Soyuz T-10 / Soyuz T-11  Commander  08.02. - 02.10.1984 236d 22h 49m 
3  Soyuz T-15 / Mir-1  Commander / Mir-Commander  13.03. - 16.07.1986 125d 00h 00m 
Total  374d 17h 56m 

Backup assignments

No. Mission Position
1  Soyuz T-2  Commander
2  Soyuz T-6  Commander

Additional information

Graduated from Higher Air Force School, 1975; General Colonel, Soviet Air Force, Res.; test pilot and parachutist; was selected as cosmonaut on 28.10.1965 (TsPK-3); OKP (cosmonaut basic training): 11/65 - 12/67; was assigned as double for several Soyuz T flights; later Deputy Director Satellite Control Center of Russian Ministry of Defence; since May 1995 Director Military Engineering Academy of Aeronautics and Astronautics in St. Petersburg; since 2001 retired.


Last update on February 12, 2018.