Vasyutin Vladimir Vladimirovich( Astronaut Russia)
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Biography Vasyutin Vladimir Vladimirovich
Astronaut Russia. Born March 8, 1952 in Kharkov, Ukrainian SSR (now - Republic of Ukraine). In 1973 he graduated from the Kharkov Higher Military Aviation School behalf SI Gritsevets. After graduating from college he served in the Air Forces of the USSR as a pilot instructor. During flight operations mastered several types of aircraft. He graduated from the Test Pilot School, worked as a test pilot. In 1976 he enlisted in the detachment of Soviet cosmonauts (1976 Group of the Air Force? 6). It has been a full course of general space training and preparing to fly aboard the type of the Soyuz T and orbital stations Salyut.
In February and July 1984 was part of the backup crews during flights of Soyuz T-10B "and" Soyuz T-12 ". His space flight began on Sept. 17, 1985, together with Georgi Grechko and Alexander Volkov in as commander of Soyuz T-14 ". He worked on board the orbital station Salyut-7 ". The flight program included six months' work on board the station. However, during the flight Vasyutin seriously ill and the flight was terminated prematurely. Returned to Earth on Nov. 12, 1985, along with Viktor SAVIGNY and Alexander VOLKOVA aboard the Soyuz T-14 ". Length of stay in space was 64 days 19 hours 52 minutes. After the flight continued to work at the Cosmonaut Training Center named after Yury Gagarin. He graduated from the Air Force Academy named after Yury Gagarin and currently teaches in her.
Hero of the Soviet Union (Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of 20 December 1985). Awarded the Order of Lenin and medals.