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Nationality  Soviet
First space flight  Soyuz T-9
Mission insignia  

Selection  1978 Intercosmos Group
Role  Cosmonaut
Time in space  309d 18h 02m
Name  Aleksandr Aleksandrov
Other occupation  Flight engineer
Aleksandr Pavlovich Aleksandrov
Born  20 February 1943 (age 72) Moscow, Soviet Union (1943-02-20)
Similar People  Aleksandr Viktorenko, Anatoli Levchenko, Vladimir Lyakhov, Yury Romanenko, Muhammed Faris

Space missions  Soyuz T-9, Soyuz TM-3

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Aleksandr Pavlovich Aleksandrov (Russian: Александр Павлович Александров; born February 20, 1943) is a former Soviet cosmonaut and twice Hero of the Soviet Union (November 23, 1983 and December 29, 1987).


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Born in Moscow, Russia, he graduated from Moscow Bauman-Highschool in 1969 with a doctorate degree, specialised on spacecraft steering systems.

He was selected as cosmonaut on December 1, 1978. For his first spaceflight, he flew as Flight Engineer on Soyuz T-9, which lasted from June to November 1983. For his second spaceflight, he replaced one of the long-duration crew members of Mir EO-2. For the spaceflight, he was launched with the spacecraft Soyuz TM-3 in July 1987, and landed with the same spacecraft in December 1987. All together he spent 309 days, 18 hours, 2 minutes in space. He served as backup for Soyuz T-8, Soyuz T-13, and Soyuz T-15.

He resigned from the cosmonaut team on October 26, 1993, when he became chief of NPOE Cosmonaut-group; since 1996 he is Chief flight test directorate of RKKE. He is married with two children.

Honours and awards

  • Twice Hero of the Soviet Union
  • Pilot-Cosmonaut of the USSR
  • Two Orders of Lenin
  • Medal "For Merit in Space Exploration" (Russian Federation)
  • References

    Aleksandr Pavlovich Aleksandrov Wikipedia

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