Aleksei Yeliseyev

Summary

Aleksei Stanislavovich Yeliseyev
Born (1934-07-13) July 13, 1934 (age 87)
NationalitySoviet
OccupationEngineer
Space career
Cosmonaut
Time in space
8d 22h 20m
SelectionCivilian Specialist Group 2
Total EVAs
1
Total EVA time
37 minutes
MissionsSoyuz 5/4, Soyuz 8, Soyuz 10

Aleksei Stanislavovich Yeliseyev (Russian: Алексей Станиславович Елисеев; born July 13, 1934) is a retired Soviet cosmonaut who flew on three missions in the Soyuz programme as a flight engineer: Soyuz 5, Soyuz 8, and Soyuz 10. He made the world's eighth spacewalk during Soyuz 5 in 1969.

Aleksei's father was Lithuanian with the last name Kuraitis, who died in the Soviet's Gulag as an enemy of the people.[1] Aleksei uses his mother's last name "Yeliseyev" [2] [3] so some regard him as also being a Lithuanian cosmonaut. [4] [5] [6]

A graduate of the Bauman Higher Technical School (1957) and postgraduate of Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (1962). Yeliseyev worked as an engineer in Sergey Korolev's design bureau before being selected for cosmonaut training.[7] [8] [9]

Following his retirement from the space programme in 1985, he took up at an administrative position at the Bauman school for several years before retiring fully.

Awards and honors

Soviet Union

Foreign states

References

  1. ^ Neverauskas, Vaidas. "Vilniuje vieši trečias lietuvių kilmės kosmonautas". DELFI. Retrieved 17 November 2011.
  2. ^ Biographies of USSR / Russian Cosmonauts: Yeliseyev. spacefacts.de
  3. ^ "Encyclopedia Astronautica", Yeliseyev, Aleksei Stanislavovich Archived 2008-10-18 at the Wayback Machine. astronautix.com
  4. ^ Aleksejus Jelisejevas Lithuanian Wikipedia re "Aleksejus Jelisejevas"
  5. ^ Sydney Australia Lithuanian Information Centre
  6. ^ Lithuanian Aerospace Association
  7. ^ Biographies of USSR / Russian Cosmonauts: Yeliseyev. spacefacts.de
  8. ^ "Encyclopedia Astronautica", Yeliseyev, Aleksei Stanislavovich Archived 2008-10-18 at the Wayback Machine. astronautix.com
  9. ^ "Foothold in the Heavens: The Seventies" book by Ben Evans, Springer Science and Business Media, 2010.

Literature

  • S. P. Korolev. Encyclopedia of life and creativity" – edited by C. A. Lopota, RSC Energia. S. P. Korolev, 2014 ISBN 978-5-906674-04-3
  • The official website of the city administration Baikonur - Honorary citizens of Baikonur