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Valeri Vladimirovich


Personal data

Birthdate:  27.04.1942
Birtplace:  Tula / Tula Oblast / Russian SFSR
Marital status:  married
Children:  one
Selection date:  22.03.1972
Selection group:  IMBP-1
Position:  Research Cosmonaut (RC)
Status:  Ret. 01.06.1995


No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  Soyuz TM-6 / Mir-3 / Mir-4 / Soyuz TM-7  Research Doctor  29.08.1988 - 27.04.1989 240d 22h 34m 
2  Soyuz TM-18 / Mir-15 / Mir-16 / Mir-17 / Soyuz TM-20  Doctor Cosmonaut  08.01.1994 - 22.03.1995 437d 17h 58m 
Total  678d 16h 32m 

Backup assignments

No. Mission Position
1  Soyuz T-3  Research Cosmonaut
2  Soyuz T-10  Research Cosmonaut

Additional information

Original name: Valeri Ivanovich Korshunov (he had changed his name in 1957 after adoption by his stepfather); graduated from First I. M. Sechenov's Moscow Medical Institute, 1965; candidate of medical sciences degree, 1976; specialized on astronautics medicine at Institute of Medical and Biological Problems, Ministry of Public Health (IMBP), Moscow; was selected as cosmonaut on 22.03.1972 (IMBP-1); OKP (cosmonaut basic training): 10/72 - 12/79; from 1989 to 1997 Deputy Director of IMBP; received a doctorate of medical sciences degree 1997 an became Professor at International Academy of Astronautics.

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