Aleksandr Pavlovich Aleksandrov
|Aleksandr Pavlovich Aleksandrov|
20 February 1943 |
Moscow, Soviet Union
Time in space
|309d 18h 02m|
|Selection||1978 Intercosmos Group|
|Missions||Soyuz T-9, Mir EO-2 (Soyuz TM-3)|
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).
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)
- "Cosmonaut Biography: Aleksandr Pavlovich Aleksandrov". spacefacts.de. Retrieved 24 November 2010.
- "Aleksandr Pavlovich Aleksandrov". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Archived from the original on 29 November 2010. Retrieved 24 November 2010.
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