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Volkov Igor Petrovich

( Hero of the Soviet Union)

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(12. 4. 1937)

In OLK Igor Petrovich - Soviet cosmonaut. Born April 12, 1937 in the city Zmiyiv Kharkiv region (Ukraine). Youth held in the cities Voroshilov (now T Ussuriysk) Primorye and Kursk. In 1954 he graduated from the Kursk flying club.

In the army since 1954. In 1956 he graduated from Kirovohrad Military Aviation School. He served in line units air. Since 1963 T in stock. In 1965 he graduated from the Test Pilot School in 1969 T evening department Zhukovsky branch of the Moscow Aviation Institute on specialty mechanical engineer L.

. From May 1965 to T flight test work in the Flight Research Institute named after MM Gromov
. In 1995-1997 T Chief of Flight Test Center Flight Research Institute named after MM Gromov.

Rise into the sky and tested the air analog spacecraft Buran L T BPS-002. Also conducted tests of the Su-27 and Su-27UB in a tailspin, a number of difficult test works on supersonic combat aircraft MiG-21, MiG-23, MiG-25, MiG-29, Su-7, Su-9, Su-11, Su-15, Su-27 and many other. In 1980-1995 T chief of the Branch of the complex preparation of test cosmonauts LII.

In 1978, he enlisted in the detachment of Soviet cosmonauts (1978 Group "Buran" 1). Trained to fly the ships of "Buran". In 1980 he graduated from the Cosmonaut Training Center. 17-29 July 1984 made a space flight as an astronaut and researcher at the spaceship Soyuz L T-12 and the orbital station Salyut-7 L duration of 11 days, 19 hours (with VA. Dzhanibekov and S.E. Savitsky). Immediately after returning from space flight to Earth conducted an experiment on the management of the Tu-154LL and MiG-25LL, . close to the aerodynamic qualities of Buran L, . their flight in Zhukovsky and back to Baikonur in order to evaluate the response of the pilot when piloting Burana L after exposure to space flight factors.,

. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union and the Order of Lenin and medal "Gold Star" Igor Volk was awarded July 29, 1984 for the successful implementation of space flight and for displaying courage and heroism.

. He currently lives in Moscow
. The head of Russia's national aviation club.

W asluzhenny Test Pilot of the USSR (1983), Soviet cosmonaut (1984), retired colonel. He was awarded the Order of Lenin, Red Banner of Labor, Peoples' Friendship, Merit for the Fatherland L 4-th degree, medals. Honorary citizen of the city of Kaluga (1984).

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Biography provided by A. Simonov



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