Oleg Atkov : biography
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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