Vladimir Kovalyonok

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Vladimir Vasilyevich Kovalyonok
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Cosmonaut Vladimir Kovalyonok in Vologda
Cosmonaut
Nationality Soviet / Russian
Born (1942-03-03) 3 March 1942 (age 72)
Beloye, Minsk Oblast,
Byelorussian SSR
Soviet Union
Other occupation
Pilot
Rank Colonel General, Soviet Air Force
Time in space
216d 09h 08m
Selection Air Force Group 4
Missions Soyuz 25, Soyuz 29, Soyuz T-4
Awards Hero of the Soviet Union Hero of the Soviet Union Order of Lenin Order of Lenin Order of Lenin

Vladimir Vasiliyevich Kovalyonok (Belarusian: Уладзі́мір Васі́льевіч Кавалёнак; Russian: Влади́мир Васи́льевич Ковалёнок; born March 3, 1942 in Beloye, Minsk Oblast, Byelorussian SSR, is a retired Soviet cosmonaut.

He entered the Soviet space programme on July 5, 1967 and was commander of three missions. He retired from the cosmonaut team on June 23, 1984.

From 1990 to 1992 he was a Director of the 30th Central Scientific Research Institute, Ministry of Defence (Russia).

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This article incorporates information from the equivalent article on the Russian Wikipedia.

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Cosmonauts Vladimir Kovalyonok (left) and Viktor Savinykh (right) on a 1981 stamp of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics