Biographies of USSR / Russian Cosmonauts


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Aleksei Arkhipovich


Personal data

Birthdate:  30.05.1934
Birthplace:  Listvyanka / Kemerowo Oblast / Russian SFSR
Marital status:  married
Children:  two
Selection date:  07.03.1960
Selection group:  TsPK-1
Position:  Test Cosmonaut (TC)
Status:  Ret. 26.01.1982


No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  Voskhod 2  Second Pilot  18.03. - 19.03.1965 1d 02h 02m 
2  Soyuz 19  Commander  15.07. - 21.07.1975 5d 22h 30m 
Total  7d 00h 32m 

Backup assignments

No. Mission Position
1  Vostok 5  Pilot Cosmonaut
2  Soyuz 10  Commander
3  Soyuz 11  Commander

Additional information

Attended the Academy of Arts in Riga and a preparatory school for pilots in Kremenchug; graduated with an honors diploma from the Chuguyev Higher Air Force School in 1957 and from the N.E. Zhukovskiy Air Force Engineering Academy in 1968; received a Candidate of Technical Sciences degree in 1981; Major General, Soviet Air Force; was selected as cosmonaut on 07.03.1960 (TsPK-1); OKP (cosmonaut basic training): 3/60 - 03.04.1961; first cosmonaut who performed an EVA; 1975 - 1982 Chief cosmonaut; Hobbies: Swimming, water-skiing, parachute jumping, photography, home built movies, hunting, painting and sketching; currently president of US-Investmentcorporation "Alpha Capital", Moscow.


Last update on July 05, 2009.