Time in space 11d 20h 11m
First space flight Soyuz 22
Name Vladimir Aksyonov
Other occupation Pilot
|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.