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Anatoly Artsebarsky

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Nationality  Russian
Name  Anatoly Artsebarsky
Other occupation  Test pilot
First space flight  Soyuz TM-12
Selection  1985
Space missions  Soyuz TM-12
Time in space  144d 15h 21m
Role  Cosmonaut

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Born  9 September 1956 (age 59) Prosyana, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union (1956-09-09)
Rank  Colonel, Russian Air Force
Similar People  Helen Sharman, Sergei Krikalev, Toktar Aubakirov, Franz Viehbock

Anatoly Pavlovich Artsebarsky (Ukrainian: Анатолій Павлович Арцебарський) (Russian: Анатолий Павлович Арцебарский; born 9 September 1956) is a former Soviet cosmonaut.

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He became a cosmonaut in 1985. Artsebarsky has spent almost 5 months in space on a single spaceflight. In 1991, he flew aboard Soyuz TM-12 and docked with the Mir Space Station. Artsebarsky and Sergei Krikalev stayed aboard Mir while the rest of the crew flew back to Earth after eight days. Artsebarsky took six spacewalks during the Mir EO-9 mission. He spent over 33 hours walking in space.

During his stay, Artsebarsky constructed a space tower for use with a control module. Artsebarsky and Krikalev were almost stuck at the station. They were in orbit during the Soviet coup attempt of 1991. For several days, the political situation seriously jeopardised their position.

He was awarded:

  • Hero of the Soviet Union
  • Pilot-Cosmonaut of the USSR
  • Order of Lenin
  • Medal "For Merit in Space Exploration"
  • In media

  • Artsebarsky is often mentioned in the 2013 movie Gravity, because STS-135 astronaut "Matt" Kowalski tries to break his spacewalking racord.
  • References

    Anatoly Artsebarsky Wikipedia

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