Anatoly Artsebarsky

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Anatoly Pavlovich Artsebarsky
Nationality Russian
Born (1956-09-09) 9 September 1956 (age 65)
Prosyana, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Other occupation
Test Pilot
Rank Colonel, Russian Air Force
Time in space
144d 15h 21m
Selection 1985
Missions Soyuz TM-12, Mir EO-9
Awards Hero of the Soviet Union Order of Lenin

Anatoly Pavlovich Artsebarsky (Ukrainian: Анатолій Павлович Арцебарський) (Russian: Анатолий Павлович Арцебарский; born September 9, 1956) is a former Soviet cosmonaut.

He became a cosmonaut in 1985. Artsebarsky has spent almost 5 months in space on a single spaceflight. In 1991, he flew aboard Soyuz TM-12 and docked with the Mir Space Station. Artsebarsky and Sergei Krikalev stayed aboard Mir while the rest of the crew flew back to Earth after eight days. Artsebarsky took six spacewalks during the Mir EO-9 mission. He spent over 33 hours walking in space.[1]

During his stay, Artsebarsky constructed a space tower for use with a control module. Artsebarsky and Krikalev were almost stuck at the station. They were in orbit during the Soviet coup attempt of 1991. For several days, the political situation seriously jeopardised their position.[citation needed]

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