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|Aleksandr Stepanovich Viktorenko|
|Nationality||Soviet / Russian|
March 29, 1947|
Olginka, Kazakh SSR, Soviet Union
|Rank||Colonel, Russian Air Force|
Time in space
|489d 01h 33m|
|Selection||1978 Intercosmos Group|
|Missions||Mir EP-1 (Soyuz TM-3 / Soyuz TM-2), Soyuz TM-8, Soyuz TM-14, Soyuz TM-20|
Aleksandr Stepanovich Viktorenko (Александр Степанович Викторенко) is a Soviet cosmonaut. He was born in Olginka, North-Kazakhstan Oblast, Kazakh SSR on March 29, 1947. He is married with two children.
He was selected as a cosmonaut on March 23, 1978, and retired on May 30, 1997. During his active career he had been Commander of Soyuz TM-3, Soyuz TM-8, Soyuz TM-14 and Soyuz TM-20. He has spent a total of 489 days in space.
Honours and awards
- Hero of the Soviet Union
- Order of Merit for the Fatherland, 3rd class (10 April 1995) - for their courage and heroism displayed during prolonged space flight on the orbital scientific research complex Mir
- Order of Friendship of Peoples (11 August 1992) - for the successful implementation of long-duration space flight on the orbital station Mir and displaying courage and heroism
- Order of Lenin
- Order of the October Revolution (19 February 1990) - for the successful implementation of spaceflight on the orbital scientific research complex Mir and displaying courage and heroism
- Medal "For Merit in Space Exploration" (12 April 2011) - for the great achievements in the field of research, development and use of outer space, many years of diligent work, public activities
- Commander of the Legion of Honour (March 1999), previously an officer (1988)
- Pilot-cosmonaut of the Soviet Union
- "Биография Александра Викторенко". РИА Новости (in Russian). 29 March 2017. Retrieved 2018-07-08.
- http://www.spacefacts.de/bios/cosmonauts/english/viktorenko_aleksandr.htm Spacefacts