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Oleg Atkov : biography

May 5, 1949 -

Oleg Yur'yevich At'kov ( born May 5, 1949) is a Soviet cosmonaut. He is married with one child.

Honours and awards

  • Title of Hero of the Soviet Union
  • Title of Pilot-Cosmonaut of the USSR
  • Order of Lenin
  • Medal "For Merit in Space Exploration" (Russian Federation)
  • State Prize of the USSR
  • Lenin Komsomol Prize
  • Honoured Scientist of Russian Federation
  • Kirti Chakra (India)


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 March 9, 1983. Atkov flew as Doctor Cosmonaut on Soyuz T-10. He spent 236 days 22 hours 49 minutes in space.http://www.spacefacts.de/bios/cosmonauts/english/atkov_oleg.htmhttp://www.zarya.info/Diaries/StationsDOS/Salyut7Ex3.php

Atkov retired on October 2, 1984. He then joined the institute of Clinical Cardiology.http://news.stanford.edu/pr/92/920303Arc2384.html 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. He currently works as a specialist for telemedicine with the European Commission.

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