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Anatoly Filipchenko

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Nationality  Soviet
Awards  (2)
First space flight  Soyuz 7
Mission insignia  
Space missions  Soyuz 7, Soyuz 16

Selection  Air Force Group 2
Role  Cosmonaut
Time in space  10d 21h 03m
Name  Anatoly Filipchenko
Other occupation  Pilot
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Born  February 26, 1928 (age 87) Davydovka, USSR (1928-02-26)
Rank  Major general, Soviet Air Forces
Similar People  Viktor Gorbatko, Nikolay Rukavishnikov, Vladislav Volkov

Anatoly Vasilyevich Filipchenko (Russian: Анато́лий Васи́льевич Фили́пченко; born February 26, 1928 in Davydovka, Voronezh Oblast, RSFSR) was a Soviet cosmonaut of Ukrainian descent. He flew on the Soyuz 7 and Soyuz 16 missions.

After leaving the space programme in 1982 Filipchenko became the Deputy Director of the OKB in Kharkiv.

He was awarded:

  • Hero of the Soviet Union
  • Pilot-Cosmonaut of the USSR
  • Order of Lenin
  • Order of the Red Banner of Labour
  • Medal "For Merit in Space Exploration"
  • State Prize of the USSR
  • Order of the Banner of the Bulgarian People's Republic
  • Medal "For the Strengthening Military Cooperation" (Czechoslovakia)
  • Medal "Brotherhood in Arms" (GDR)
  • References

    Anatoly Filipchenko Wikipedia

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