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Leonid Denisovich Kizim
Кизим Леонид Денисович.jpg
Born (1941-08-05)August 5, 1941
Died June 14, 2010(2010-06-14) (aged 68)
Nationality Soviet
Occupation Pilot
Space career
Rank Colonel General, Soviet Air Force
Time in space
374d 17h 56m
Selection Air Force Group 3
Missions Soyuz T-3, Soyuz T-10, Soyuz T-15
Model of Salyut-7 with two Soyuz spacecrafts
Model of Salyut-7, docked with two Soyuz spacecraft

Leonid Denisovich Kizim (5 August 1941 – 14 June 2010) was a Soviet cosmonaut. In 1986 he was the commander of the only space mission to visit two space stations on one flight. These were the new Mir station and the old Salyut 7 station. At the end of the flight he became the first person to have spent a whole year in space. All together he spent 374 days 17 hours 56 minutes in space.

He became second in charge of the Russian Ministry of Defense's satellite control center. In 1995 he was put in charge of the Military Engineering Academy of Aeronautics and Astronautics in St. Petersburg.

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