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Aleksandr Ivanchenkov : biography

September 28, 1940 -

Aleksandr Sergeyevich Ivanchenkov ( born 1940) is a retired Soviet cosmonaut who flew as Flight Engineer on Soyuz 29 and Soyuz T-6, he spent 147 days, 12 hours and 37 minutes in space.


Born in Ivanteyevka, Moscow Oblast on September 28, 1940. He is married with one child. He was selected as a cosmonaut on March 27, 1973. He retired on November 3, 1993.

Honours and awards

  • Twice Hero of the Soviet Union;
  • Pilot-Cosmonaut of the USSR;
  • Two Orders of Lenin;
  • Medal "For Merit in Space Exploration" (Russian Federation);
  • Hero of the German Democratic Republic;
  • Order of Karl Marx;
  • Commander of the Legion of Honour (France);
  • Cross of Grunwald 3rd class.
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