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Aleksandr Viktorenko
Born (1947-03-29)29 March 1947
Olginka, Oktyabriskiy District, North Kazakhstan Region, Kazakh SSR, USSR
Died 10 August 2023(2023-08-10) (aged 76)
Nationality Soviet / Russian
Occupation Test pilot
Space career
Roscosmos cosmonaut
Rank Colonel, Russian Air Force
Time in space
489d 01h 33m
Selection 1978 Intercosmos Group
Missions Soyuz TM-3/2 (Mir EP-1), Soyuz TM-8 (Mir EO-5), Soyuz TM-14 (Mir EO-11), Soyuz TM-20 (Mir EO-17)
Mission insignia
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Aleksandr Stepanovich Viktorenko (Russian: Александр Степанович Викторенко; 29 March 1947 – 10 August 2023) was a Soviet and Russian cosmonaut.

Viktorenko was selected as a cosmonaut on 23 March 1978 and retired on 30 May 1997. He was commander of Soyuz TM-3, Soyuz TM-8, Soyuz TM-14, and Soyuz TM-20. He spent a total of 489 days in space.

Aleksandr Viktorenko died on 10 August 2023, at the age of 76.

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, and public activities
  • Commander of the Legion of Honour (March 1999), previously an officer (1988)
  • Pilot-cosmonaut of the Soviet Union

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