Oleg Atkov on a 1985 Soviet stamp
|Nationality||Soviet / Russian|
5 May 1949 |
Time in space
|236d 22h 49m|
|Missions||Soyuz T-10/Soyuz T-11|
|Awards||Hero of the Soviet Union
Order of Lenin
He graduated from the Ivan M. Sechenov First Medical Institute in Moscow in 1973 and received a doctorate of medicine in cardiology from the Academy of Medical Science in 1978. He was selected as a cosmonaut on 9 March 1983. Atkov flew as Doctor Cosmonaut on Soyuz T-10. He spent 236 days 22 hours 49 minutes in space.
Atkov retired on 2 October 1984. He then joined the institute of Clinical Cardiology. From 1989 to 1996 he was co-Chair of the Space Life Sciences Department during the Summer Session Programs of the International Space University in Strasbourg, France. He currently works as a specialist for telemedicine with the European Commission.
Honours and awards
- Title of Hero of the Soviet Union
- Title of Pilot-Cosmonaut of the USSR
- Order of Lenin
- Medal "For Merit in Space Exploration" (Russian Federation)
- State Prize of the USSR
- Lenin Komsomol Prize
- Honoured Scientist of Russian Federation
- Kirti Chakra (India)
- Cosmonaut Biography: Oleg Atkov. Spacefacts.de (6 July 2009). Retrieved on 15 July 2014.
- Salyut 7 Expedition 3. Zarya.info. Retrieved on 15 July 2014.
- Cosmonaut-cardiologist to speak at Stanford March 5. News.stanford.edu. Retrieved on 15 July 2014.
- "A RETROSPECTIVE ON SSP 2006". isunet.edu (2006)
- "Interview with Dr. Oleg Atkov" [interview by Winston Huff] Life Support Biosph Sci. 1994 Winter;1(1):45-7.
- Scottish Space Explorers
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