Biographies of USSR / Russian Cosmonauts


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Vladimir Georgiyevich


Personal data

Birthdate:  01.01.1947
Birthplace:  Sretensk / Chita Oblast / Russian SFSR
Marital status:  married
Children:  two
Selection date:  23.08.1976
Selection group:  TsPK-6
Position:  Test Cosmonaut (TC)
Status:  Ret. 21.08.1998


No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  Soyuz T-8  Commander  20.04.1983 - 22.04.1983 2d 00h 17m 
2  Soyuz TM-4 / Mir-3 / Soyuz TM-6  Commander / Mir-Commander  21.12.1987 - 21.12.1988 365d 22h 38m 
3  STS-63 Discovery  MS  03.02.1995 - 11.02.1995 8d 06h 28m 
4  STS-86 Atlantis  MS  26.09.1997 - 06.10.1997 10d 19h 20m 
Total  387d 00h 43m 

Backup assignments

No. Mission Position
1  Soyuz T-5  Commander
2  Soyuz T-9  Commander
3  Soyuz TM-2  Commander
4  STS-60  MS

Additional information

Graduated from Higher Air Force College in Chernigov, 1970; graduated from Test Pilot School in Akhtubinsk, 1977; graduated from Gagarin Air Force Academy, 1987; Colonel, Russian Air Force, Ret.; was selected as cosmonaut on 23.08.1976 (TsPK-6); OKP (cosmonaut basic training): 23.08.1976 - 30.01.1979; was a crewmember of aborted mission Soyuz T-10A; hobbies: Tennis, hunting, spending time with his family; later he worked at GKNPTs Khrunichev; in 1999 he turned over to private industries to become Director, Space and Communications; Boeing Company, Moscow.


Last update on August 25, 2018.