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Aleksandr Stepanovich Viktorenko
Born March 29, 1947 (1947-03-29) (ageĀ 74)
Olginka, Kazakh SSR, Soviet Union
Nationality Soviet / Russian
Occupation Test Pilot
Space career
Rank Colonel, Russian Air Force
Time in space
489d 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
Soyuz TM-3 mission patch.svgSoyuz TM-14 patch.png Soyuz TM-20 patch.png

Aleksandr Stepanovich Viktorenko (born March 29, 1947) is a former 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 an cosmonaut on March 23, 1978, and retired on May 30, 1997. During his career he was Commander of Soyuz TM-3, Soyuz TM-8, Soyuz TM-14. He spent a total of 489 days in space, including 19 hours and 33 minutes working outside the spacecraft./

Honours and awards

  • Hero of the Soviet Union
  • Order of Merit for the Fatherland, 3rd class {10 April 1995} - for courage and heroism during the long space flight on the orbital scientific research spacecraft Mir
  • Order of Friendship of Peoples {11 August 1992} - for the spaceflight on the orbital scientific research spacecraft Mir and showing courage and heroism.
  • Order of Lenin
  • Commander of the Legion of Honour {March 1999}, previously an officer
  • Pilot-cosmonaut of the Soviet Union
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