Biographies of USSR / Russian Cosmonauts


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Viktor Petrovich


Personal data

Birthdate:  07.03.1940
Birthplace:  Berezkiny / Kirov Oblast / Russian SFSR
Marital status:  married
Children:  one
Selection date:  01.12.1978
Selection group:  NPOE-4
Position:  Test Cosmonaut (TC)
Status:  Ret. 09.02.1989


No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  Soyuz T-4  Flight Engineer  12.03. - 26.05.1981 74d 17h 37m 
2  Soyuz T-13 / Soyuz T-14  Flight Engineer  06.06. - 21.11.1985 168d 03h 51m 
3  Soyuz TM-5 / Soyuz TM-4  Flight Engineer  07.06. - 17.06.1988 9d 20h 09m 
Total  252d 17h 37m 

Backup assignments

No. Mission Position
1  Soyuz T-3  Flight Engineer
2  Soyuz T-7  Flight Engineer
3  Soyuz T-8  Research Cosmonaut
4  Soyuz T-10  Flight Engineer
5  Soyuz T-12  Research Cosmonaut
6  Soyuz TM-3  Flight Engineer

Additional information

Graduated from Moscow State University of Geodesy and Cartography, 1969; candidate of technical sciences degree, 1985; doctorate of technical sciences degree, 1990; engineer; was selected as cosmonaut on 01.12.1978 (NPOE-4); until his retirement in May 2007 Rector Moscow State University of Geodesy and Carthography and Institute of Aerophotogrammetry; became correspondent member of Russian Academy of Science in 2006; hobbies: Tennis, swimming.


Last update on May 13, 2016.