Levchenko Anatoly Semenovich( Soviet cosmonaut)
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Soviet cosmonaut. Born May 21, 1941 in the city Krasnokutsk Kharkiv region (Ukraine). After graduating from high school he entered the Chernigov Higher Military Aviation School, which graduated in 1964. Then he served in line units of the Air Forces of the USSR. In 1971 he graduated from high school test pilots at Flight Research Institute named after M. M. Gromov, and was left there to work in the Flight Research Center. Engaged in the test work, has mastered about 80 types of aircraft and their modifications. Honored Test Pilot of the USSR. In 1978 he enlisted in the Soviet cosmonaut (1978 Group pilots 'Buran'? 1). It has been a full course of cosmonaut training, preparing to fly to the orbiter Buran and ships such as the Union. He participated in flight tests of analog orbiter BPS-002. As the captain made a 5-d (20/06/1986), 6 th (28.06.1986), 9 th (29/12/1986) and 11 th (21/05/1987) test flights. 21 - 29 December 1987 made a space flight as a cosmonaut-researcher spacecraft Soyuz TM-4. He worked on board the orbital station Mir. Mission duration was 7 days 21 hours 58 minutes. For the commission of the space flight was awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union and was awarded the Order of Lenin. In May 1988, fell ill. The disease was incurable. Died Aug. 6, 1988. He was buried in Moscow on Bykovsky cemetery.