Viktor Gorbatko

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Viktor Vasilyevich Gorbatko
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Viktor Gorbatko in Vologda (2011 year)
Cosmonaut
Nationality Soviet
Born (1934-12-03) December 3, 1934 (age 80)
Ventsy-Zarya, Krasnodar Krai, Soviet Union
Other occupation
Pilot
Rank Major General, Soviet Air Force
Time in space
30d 12h 47m
Selection Air Force Group 1
Missions Soyuz 7 Soyuz 24 Soyuz 37
Mission insignia
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Awards Hero of the Soviet Union (2)
Order of Lenin (2)

Viktor Vasilyevich Gorbatko (Russian: Ви́ктор Васи́льевич Горба́тко; born December 3, 1934) was a Soviet cosmonaut who flew on the Soyuz 7, Soyuz 24, and Soyuz 37 missions.[1]

After leaving the space program in 1982 he taught at the Air Force Engineering Academy in Moscow.

His multiple Soviet and Russian Federation awards include:

His foreign awards include:

  • Hero of the Mongolian People's Republic
  • Hero of Socialiat Labour (Vietnam)
  • Order of Sukhbaatar (Mongolia)
  • Order of Red Banner (Mongolia)
  • Medal "50 Years of the Mongolian People's Revolution"
  • Medal "60 Years of the Mongolian People's Revolution"
  • Medal "50 Years of the Mongolian People's Army"
  • Medal "60 Years of the Mongolian People's Army"
  • Medal "40 years Khalkhin Golskoy Victory" (Mongolia)
  • Medal "30 Years of Victory over Japan's Militarists" (Mongolia)
  • Medal of Friendship (Mongolia)
  • Medal "Brotherhood in Arms" (East Germany)
  • Medal "Brotherhood in Arms" (Poland)
  • Order of Ho Chi Minh (Vietnam)
Viktor Gorbatko (left) and Yury Glazkov (right) on a 1977 U.S.S.R. postage stamp

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