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, he controlled the docking procedures among other things. The Soviet Union broke up in 1991 during his second stay on board Mir. At the time Volkov was orbiting Earth on Mir with Sergei K. Krikalev, "the last citizens of the US ... more on Wikipedia

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