Poleschuk Alexander Fedorovich( Astronaut Russia)
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Biography Poleschuk Alexander Fedorovich
Astronaut Russia. Born October 30, 1953 in the city of Irkutsk region Cheremshkovo. In 1979 he graduated from the Moscow Aviation Institute named after Sergo Orzhonikidze. In 1977 he joined the Research and Production Association "Energy". Participated in the development of samples of new space technology. In 1989 he enlisted in the detachment of Soviet cosmonauts (1989 a group of civilian experts? 14). From September 1989 to January 1991 was a full course of general space training. From February 1991 to March 1992 was trained to fly on spacecraft like the Soyuz TM. From March to July 1992, along with Gennadi Mikhailovich Manakov and French astronaut Jean-Pierre HaignerцL trained in the backup crew of spacecraft "Soyuz TM-15. From July 1992 to January 1993, along with Gennadi Mikhailovich Manakov preparing to launch a space in the main crew of Soyuz TM-16 ".
January 24, 1993 was launched into space along with Gennadi Mikhailovich Manakov as flight engineer of Soyuz TM-16 ". He worked on board the Mir orbital complex "in the 13th main expedition. Performed two EVAs general 9 hours 58 minutes. July 22, 1993 returned to Earth along with Gennadi Mikhailovich Manakov and French astronaut Jean-Pierre Haignere on board the spacecraft Soyuz TM-16 ". Length of stay in space was 179 days, 44 minutes. From October 1994 to March 1995, trained in the backup crew of the spaceship "C" SE TM-21 program 18 of the main expedition aboard the orbital station "Mir". In the future, trained for space flight on the new space programs, including the Russo-American program of the Shuttle - Mir ". Will be flying aboard the International Space Station Alpha.
Hero of Russia.