Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Volkov

Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Volkov

Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Volkov is a Soviet cosmonaut of Ukrainian origins. At the age of 13, Volkov witnessed Yuri Gagarin become the first man in space and this inspired him to become a cosmonaut. He joined the Soviet space programme and became a test pilot before realising his dream. Flew into space three times. First was a trip to Salyut 7 in 1985 and then twice to the Mir space station in 1988/1989 and again in 1991-1992. On board the Mir space station, h...

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