Anatoly Semyonovich Levchenko
|Born||5 May 1941|
|Died||6 August 1988 (aged 47)|
|Awards||Hero of the Soviet Union|
|Rank||Captain, Soviet Air Force|
Time in space
|7d 21h 58m|
|Selection||1988 Cosmonaut Group|
|Missions||Mir LII-1 (Soyuz TM-4 / Soyuz TM-3)|
Levchenko was planned to be the back-up commander of the first Buran space shuttle flight, and in March 1987 he began extensive training for a Soyuz spaceflight, intended to give him some experience in space. In December 1987, he occupied the third seat aboard the spacecraft Soyuz TM-4 to the space station Mir, and returned to Earth about a week later on Soyuz TM-3. His mission is sometimes called Mir LII-1, after the Gromov Flight Research Institute shorthand. In the year following his spaceflight, Levchenko died of a brain tumor, in the Nikolay Burdenko Neurosurgical Institute in Moscow.
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