Leonid Popov

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Leonid Ivanovich Popov
Born (1945-08-31) August 31, 1945 (age 78)
NationalitySoviet / Ukrainian
AwardsHero of the Soviet Union (2)
Space career
RankMajor General, Soviet Air Force
Time in space
200d 14h 45m
SelectionAir Force Group 5
MissionsSoyuz 35/Soyuz 37, Soyuz 40, Soyuz T-7/Soyuz T-5

Leonid Ivanovich Popov (Russian: Леони́д Ива́нович Попо́в; born August 31, 1945) is a former Soviet cosmonaut.


Popov was born in Oleksandriia, Kirovohrad Oblast, Ukrainian SSR. He was selected as a cosmonaut on April 27, 1970, and flew as Commander on Soyuz 35, Soyuz 40 and Soyuz T-7, logging 200 days, 14 hours, and 45 minutes in space before his retirement on June 13, 1987.[1] Popov is married and has two children.

Leonid Popov, Aleksandr Serebrov and Svetlana Savitskaya
Leonid Popov and Dumitru Prunariu with Leonid Brezhnev in 1981

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