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Aleksandr Viktorenko : biography

March 29, 1947 -

Aleksandr Stepanovich Viktorenko (Александр Степанович Викторенко) is a Soviet cosmonaut. He was born in Olginka, North-Kazakhstan Oblast, Kazakh SSR on March 29, 1947. He is married with two children.

He was selected as a cosmonaut on March 23, 1978, and retired on May 30, 1997. During his active career he had been Commander of Soyuz TM-3, Soyuz TM-8, Soyuz TM-14 and Soyuz TM-20. He has spent a total of 489 days in space.http://www.spacefacts.de/bios/cosmonauts/english/viktorenko_aleksandr.htm Spacefacts

Honours and awards

  • Hero of the Soviet Union
  • Order of Merit for the Fatherland, 3rd class (10 April 1995) - for their courage and heroism displayed during prolonged space flight on the orbital scientific research complex Mir
  • Order of Friendship of Peoples (11 August 1992) - for the successful implementation of long-duration space flight on the orbital station Mir and displaying courage and heroism
  • Order of Lenin
  • Order of the October Revolution (19 February 1990) - for the successful implementation of spaceflight on the orbital scientific research complex Mir and displaying courage and heroism
  • Medal "For Merit in Space Exploration" (12 April 2011) - for the great achievements in the field of research, development and use of outer space, many years of diligent work, public activities
  • Commander of the Legion of Honour (March 1999), previously an officer (1988)
  • Pilot-cosmonaut of the Soviet Union
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