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Alexander Viktorenko

Aleksandr Stepanovich Viktorenko
Nationality Soviet / Russian
Born (1947-03-29) March 29, 1947 (age 67)
Olginka, Kazakh SSR, Soviet Union
Other occupation Test Pilot
Rank Colonel, Russian Air Force
Time in space 498d 01h 33m
Selection 1978 Intercosmos Group
Missions Mir EP-1 (Soyuz TM-3 / Soyuz TM-2), Soyuz TM-8, Soyuz TM-14, Soyuz TM-20
Mission insignia

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.[1]

Honours and awards

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  • 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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