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Kizim Leonid Denisovich

( Astronaut Russia.)

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Astronaut Russia. Born August 5, 1941 in the town of Krasny Liman, Donetsk Oblast of Ukrainian SSR (now - Republic of Ukraine). In 1958 he graduated from high school and next year entered the military academy. In 1963 he graduated from the Chernigov Higher Military Aviation School for Pilots. After graduating from college he served in the Air Forces of the USSR. In 1965 he enlisted in the detachment of Soviet cosmonauts (1965 Group of the Air Force? 3). It has been a full course of general space training and preparing to fly on spacecraft like the Soyuz and Soyuz T, as well as orbital stations Salyut. Without leaving one's work completed in 1975, the Air Force Academy named after Yury Gagarin. In June 1980, was part of the backup crew during the flight of the Soyuz T-2 ". From 27 November to 10 December 1980, together with Oleg G. Makarov, and Gennady M. Strekalova first flew in space as commander of the Soyuz T-3. The crew conducted a range of repair work on board the orbital station Salyut-6 ". Length of stay in space was 12 days 19 hours 7 minutes 42 seconds.

In June 1982, was part of the backup crew during the flight of the Soyuz T-6 ". In September 1983, was part of the backup crew for the start of the spacecraft "Soyuz T-10A, when the explosion occurred launcher. His second space flight began with Vladimir Solovyov and Oleg ATKOVYM 8 February 1984 as commander of the Soyuz T-10B ". During the 237 days he worked on board the orbital station Salyut-7 ". During the flight, the crew took on board the station, two visiting: Soviet-Indian in the Yuri Vasilyevich MALYSHEVA, . Gennady Mikhailovich Strekalova and Indian astronaut Rakesh Sharma and expedition spacecraft Soyuz T-12 "consisting of Vladimir Aleksandrovich Dzhanibekov, . Svetlana Savitsky and Igor Volk,
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Together with Vladimir SOLOVYOVA performed six spacewalks totaling 22 hours 50 minutes. Returned to Earth on Oct. 2, 1984 on the Soyuz T-11. Length of stay in space was 236 days 22 hours 49 minutes. His third space flight made from 13 March to 16 July 1986, together with Vladimir Soloviev in as commander of Soyuz T-15 ". He worked on board the orbital station Salyut-7 "and" Mir ". Length of stay in space was 125 days, 56 seconds. Over 3 flights flown in space 374 days 17 hours 57 minutes 38 seconds. Since 1992 - Deputy Commander of the Military Space Forces of the Ministry of Defense of Russia.

Twice Hero of the Soviet Union (Decrees of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of 10 December 1980 and October 2, 1984). He was awarded three Orders of Lenin and medals. He was awarded the Indian Order "Kirti Chakra".


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