|Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Serebrov|
Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Serebrov (A.A. Серебров) on the right, behind Svetlana Savitskaya
|Nationality||Soviet / Russian|
February 15, 1944|
|Died||November 12, 2013
Time in space
|372d 22h 52m|
|Selection||1978 Intercosmos Group|
|Missions||Soyuz T-7, Soyuz T-8, Soyuz TM-8, Soyuz TM-17|
Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Serebrov (Russian: Алекса́ндр Алекса́ндрович Серебро́в, February 15, 1944 – November 12, 2013) was a Soviet cosmonaut. He graduated from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (1967), and was selected as a cosmonaut on December 1, 1978. He retired on May 10, 1995. He was married and had one child.
He flew on Soyuz T-7, Soyuz T-8, Soyuz TM-8 and Soyuz TM-17.He was one of very few cosmonauts to fly for both the Soviet Union and the Russian Federation that followed it. He held the record for most spacewalks, 10, until Anatoly Solovyev surpassed it. In all, Serebrov spent 371.95 days in space. Serebrov contributed to the design of Salyut 6, Salyut 7, and the Mir space stations. He helped design, and, according to a New York Times obituary, "was the first to test a one-person vehicle - popularly called a space motorcycle - to rescue space crews in distress and repair satellites."
Aleksandr A. Serebrov was the first person to play a video game in space. During a Soyuz flight, he played a small game of Tetris on a Game Boy. His Game Boy and copy of Tetris was sold at auction. Serebrov died in Moscow on November 12, 2013.
He was awarded:
- Title of Hero of the Soviet Union
- Title of Pilot-Cosmonaut of the USSR
- Order of Friendship (Russian Federation)
- Two Orders of Lenin
- Order of the October Revolution
- Medal "For Merit in Space Exploration" (Russian Federation)
- Officer of the Legion of Honour (France)
- "Советский космонавт Александр Серебров скончался на 70-м году жизни" (in Russian). RIA Novosti. November 12, 2013. Retrieved 12 November 2013.
- Martin, Douglas, Aleksandr Serebrov,69, dies; cosmonaut who persevered, New York Times, November 19, 2013, p.B10
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