Vladimir Lyakhov

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Vladimir Lyakhov
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Cosmonaut
Born Vladimir Afanasyevich Lyakhov
(1941-07-20)20 July 1941
Antratsyt, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Died 19 April 2018(2018-04-19) (aged 76)
Astrakhan, Russia
Other occupation
Pilot
Rank Colonel, Soviet Air Force
Time in space
333d 07h 47m
Selection Air Force Group 4
Missions Soyuz 32, Soyuz T-9, Mir EP-3 (Soyuz TM-6/Soyuz TM-5)
Awards

Hero of the Soviet Union Hero of the Soviet Union

Vladimir Afanasyevich Lyakhov (Russian: Влади́мир Афана́сьевич Ля́хов; 20 July 1941 – 19 April 2018) was a Russian Soviet cosmonaut.

He was selected as cosmonaut on 5 May 1967, and retired on 7 September 1994. Lyakhov was the Commander on Soyuz 32, Soyuz T-9, and Soyuz TM-6, and spent 333 days, 7 hours, 47 minutes in space. He was married and had two children.

He was awarded:

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