Oleg Atkov

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Oleg Atkov on a 1985 Soviet stamp
Nationality Soviet / Russian
Born (1949-05-09) 9 May 1949 (age 66)
Khvorostyanka, USSR
Other occupation
Medical Doctor
Time in space
236d 22h 49m
Selection 1983
Missions Soyuz T-10/Soyuz T-11
Awards Hero of the Soviet Union
Order of Lenin

Oleg Yur'yevich At'kov (Russian: Оле́г Ю́рьевич Атько́в; born 9 May 1949) is a Soviet cosmonaut.


He graduated from the Ivan M. Sechenov First Medical Institute in Moscow in 1973 and received a doctorate of medicine in cardiology from the Academy of Medical Science in 1978. He was selected as a cosmonaut on 9 March 1983. Atkov flew as Doctor Cosmonaut on Soyuz T-10. He spent 236 days 22 hours 49 minutes in space.[1][2]

Atkov retired on 2 October 1984. He then joined the institute of Clinical Cardiology.[3] From 1989 to 1996 he was co-Chair of the Space Life Sciences Department during the Summer Session Programs of the International Space University in Strasbourg, France.[4] He currently works as a specialist for telemedicine with the European Commission.

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  1. ^ Cosmonaut Biography: Oleg Atkov. Spacefacts.de (6 July 2009). Retrieved on 15 July 2014.
  2. ^ Salyut 7 Expedition 3. Zarya.info. Retrieved on 15 July 2014.
  3. ^ Cosmonaut-cardiologist to speak at Stanford March 5. News.stanford.edu. Retrieved on 15 July 2014.
  4. ^ "A RETROSPECTIVE ON SSP 2006" at the Wayback Machine (archived June 12, 2010). isunet.edu (2006)

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