Vladimir Solovyov( Russia cosmonaut)
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Biography Vladimir Solovyov
Russia cosmonaut. Born November 11, 1946 in Moscow. Father astronaut in those years he worked as a test aeronautical engineer and his mother taught higher mathematics. In 1964 he graduated from high school and entered the Moscow Higher Technical School named after Bauman. He graduated from college in 1970 and was assigned to work in OKB-1 (now RSC Energia). Participated in the development of new models of space technology, including a modified version of the spaceship Soyuz, Soyuz T, the orbital station Salyut-4 and Salyut-6 ". In 1978, he enlisted in the detachment of Soviet cosmonauts (1978 a group of civilian experts? 10). It has been a full course of cosmonaut training and preparing to fly aboard the type of the Soyuz T and the orbital station "Salyut". In 1981 - 1982 years of the program are trained in the Soviet-French space flight. Together with Leonid Denisovich Kizim and French astronaut Patrick BAUDRY was part of the backup crew of Soyuz T-6 "(start - June 24, 1982).
In 1982 - 1983 years are trained in the program long-duration mission on board the orbital station Salyut-7 ". Together with Leonid Denisovich Kizim was part of the backup crew of spacecraft "Soyuz T-10A" (explosion of the spacecraft on the launch pad on Sept. 27, 1983). His first space flight began on Feb. 8, 1984, together with Leonid Denisovich Kizim and Oleg ATKOVYM as flight engineer of Soyuz T-10B ". During the 235 days he worked on board the orbital station Salyut-7 ". During the flight he performed five spacewalks totaling 17 hours 50 minutes. October 2, 1984, together with Leonid Denisovich Kizim and Oleg ATKOVYM returned to Earth aboard the Soyuz T-11. Mission duration was 236 days 22 hours 49 minutes. His second space flight made from 13 March to 16 July 1986, together with Leonid Denisovich Kizim as flight engineer of Soyuz T-15 ". During the mission he worked on board the orbital station Salyut-7 "and" Mir ".
For the first time in the world were committed by two interorbital flight on board a space station on board another. During his stay aboard the station "Salyut-7" performed two EVAs overall lasting 8 hours 50 minutes. Mission duration was 125 days, 56 seconds. For 2 flights flown in space 361 days 22 hours 49 minutes 56 seconds. After the second space flight work at mission control duty shift as a specialist in propulsion. At the same time continued to be an instructor-cosmonaut-tester class 1, but trained to fly on specific programs have not received. In 1994, resigned from the cosmonaut corps and focused only on work at mission control. He is currently head of the flight orbital complex "Mir".
Twice Hero of the Soviet Union (Decrees of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR from October 2, 1984 and July 16, 1986). He was awarded two Orders of Lenin, the French Legion of Honor, the Order of the Indian "Kirti Chakra"..
Married. She has one daughter and son.