Aleksei Yeliseyev

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Aleksei Stanislavovich Yeliseyev
The Soviet Union 1969 CPA 3811 stamp (Vladimir Shatalov and Aleksei Yeliseyev (Soyuz 8)) cropped Yeliseyev.jpg
Cosmonaut
Nationality Soviet
Born (1934-07-13) July 13, 1934 (age 82)
Zhizdra, Russia
Other occupation
Engineer
Time in space
8d 22h 20m
Selection Civilian Specialist Group 2
Total EVAs
1
Total EVA time
37 minutes
Missions Soyuz 5, Soyuz 4, Soyuz 8, Soyuz 10
Mission insignia
Soyuz-5-patch.pngSoyuz-8-patch.png

Aleksei Stanislavovich Yeliseyev (Russian: Алексей Станиславович Елисеев; born July 13, 1934 in Zhizdra) is a retired Soviet cosmonaut who flew on three missions in the Soyuz programme as a flight engineer: Soyuz 5, Soyuz 8, and Soyuz 10. Aleksei's father was Lithuanian with the last name Kuraitis and Aleksei uses his mother's last name "Yeliseyev" [1] [2] so some regard him as also being a Lithuanian cosmonaut. [3] [4] [5]

A graduate of the Bauman Higher Technical School (1957) and postgraduate of Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (1962). Yeliseyev worked as an engineer in Sergey Korolev's design bureau before being selected for cosmonaut training.[6] [7] [8]

Following his retirement from the space programme in 1985, he took up at an administrative position at the Bauman school for several years before retiring fully.

His awards include:

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