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Nationality  Soviet
Role  Cosmonaut
Time in space  11d 20h 11m

First space flight  Soyuz 22
Name  Vladimir Aksyonov
Other occupation  Pilot
Vladimir Aksyonov

Born  1 February 1935 (age 80) Giblitsy, USSR (1935-02-01)
Selection  Civilian Specialist Group 5
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Space missions  Soyuz T-2, Soyuz 22

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Vladimir Viktorovich Aksyonov (Влади́мир Ви́кторович Аксёнов) (born in Giblitsy, Kasimovsky District, Ryazan Oblast, Russian SFSR, on 1 February 1935) is a former Soviet cosmonaut, married with two children. He graduated from institute of Engineering with diploma and graduated from Air Force Institute and graduated from polytechnical Institute. He was a candidate technical science.


Aksyonov was selected as cosmonaut on 3 March 1973. He was awarded the title of the Hero of the Soviet Union on two occasions. He retired on 17 October 1988.

Flew as Flight Engineer on Soyuz 22 and Soyuz T-2.

He is currently director of the institute for research of mineral resources.

Honours and awards

  • "Gold Star" Hero of the Soviet Union, twice (1976, 1980)
  • Two Orders of Lenin (1976, 1980)
  • Medal "For Merit in Space Exploration" (12 April 2011) - for the great achievements in the field of research, development and utilization of outer space, many years of diligent work, public activities
  • Medal "Veteran of Labour"
  • Gold medal "For services to science and humanity" (Czechoslovakia)
  • Order of Karl Marx (East Germany, 13 October 1976)
  • Pilot-Cosmonaut of the USSR
  • Honoured Master of Sports
  • Honorary Citizen of Ryazan
  • References

    Vladimir Aksyonov Wikipedia