Viktor Savinykh

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Viktor Petrovich Savinykh/Виктор Петрович Савиных
Nationality Soviet / Russian
Born (1940-03-07) 7 March 1940 (age 82)
Berezkiny, Kirov Oblast, USSR
Other occupation
Flight engineer
Time in space
252d 17h 38m
Selection 1978 Intercosmos Group
Missions Soyuz T-4, Soyuz T-13, Mir EP-2 (Soyuz TM-5 / Soyuz TM-4)
Awards Hero of the Soviet Union Hero of the Soviet Union

Viktor Petrovich Savinykh was born in Berezkiny, Kirov Oblast, Russian SFSR on March 7, 1940. Married with one child. Selected as a cosmonaut on December 1, 1978. Retired on February 9, 1989.

Flew as Flight Engineer on Soyuz T-4, Soyuz T-13 and Soyuz TM-5.

Has spent 252 days 17 hours 38 minutes in space.

Honours and awards

2nd class (March 6, 2000) - for outstanding achievements in scientific research and a great contribution to the preparation of highly qualified personnel
3rd class (November 11, 1994) - a great service to the people associated with the development of Russian statehood, the achievements in labor, science, culture, arts, strengthening friendship and cooperation between peoples
4th class (December 12, 2010) - for services to education, science and a great contribution to the training of qualified specialists

In 2007, a monument at the Tsiolkovsky, Air and Space Museum, Kirov.

Honorary citizen of Kaluga, Perm, Kirov, Dzhezkazgan (Kazakhstan), Ulan Bator, Darkhan (Mongolia)

Honorary Citizen of the Kirov region.

In 2005, minor planet 6890, was named after Savinykh.


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