Anatoly Berezovoy

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Anatoly Berezovoy
Березовой Анатолий Николаевич.jpg
Born(1942-04-11)11 April 1942
Died20 September 2014(2014-09-20) (aged 72)
Moscow, Russia
NationalitySoviet
Russian
OccupationPilot
AwardsHero of the Soviet Union
Space career
Cosmonaut
RankColonel, Soviet Air Force
Time in space
211 days 09 hours 04 minutes
SelectionAir Force Group 5
Total EVAs
1
Total EVA time
2 hours 33 minutes
MissionsSoyuz T-5 \Soyuz T-7

Anatoly Nikolayevich Berezovoy (Russian: Анато́лий Никола́евич Березово́й; 11 April 1942 – 20 September 2014) was a Soviet cosmonaut.

Biography[edit]

Berezovoy was born in Enem, Adyghe Autonomous Oblast, Russian SFSR in a Ukrainian family. He was married with two children and graduated from the Air Force Academy.

On 27 April 1970 he was selected as a cosmonaut. In 1982 he flew as Commander on Soyuz T-5 on the first mission to the Salyut 7 space station, returning to Earth on the Soyuz T-7 after 211 days 9 hours. He retired on 31 October 1992 due to age. From 1992 to 1999, he was a Deputy President of Russian Space Federation.

Honours and awards[edit]

Anatoly Berezovoy and Valentin Lebedev on a 1983 Soviet stamp "211 days of working in space"

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