Vladimir Lyakhov : biography
Vladimir Afanasyevich Lyakhov ( born in Antratsyt, Voroshilovgrad Oblast (now Luhansk Oblast), Ukrainian SSR), Soviet Union on July 20, 1941) is a former Soviet cosmonaut.
He was selected as cosmonaut on May 5, 1967, and retired on September 7, 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 is married and has two children.
He was awarded:
- Twice Hero of the Soviet Union;
- Pilot-Cosmonaut of the USSR;
- Two Orders of Lenin;
- Order of the October Revolution;
- Medal "For Merit in Space Exploration" (Russian Federation);
- Order of Sukhbaatar (Mongolia);
- Order "The Sun of Liberty" (Afghanistan);
- Order of Merit 3rd class (Ukraine).
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