Vasily Tsibliyev


Vasily Vasiliyevich Tsibliyev
Born (1954-02-20) 20 February 1954 (age 67)
AwardsHero of the Russian Federation medal.png
Space career
RankLieutenant General, Russian Air Force
Time in space
381d 15h 52m
MissionsSoyuz TM-17, Soyuz TM-25

Vasily Vasiliyevich Tsibliyev (Russian: Василий Василиевич Циблиев); born on February 20, 1954) is a Russian cosmonaut.

He was selected as a cosmonaut on March 26, 1987. Tsibliyev flew as Commander on Soyuz TM-17 from July 1, 1993 to January 14, 1994 and on Soyuz TM-25 from February 2, 1997 to August 14 of the same year. He retired on June 19, 1998. Tsibliyev is currently Chief of the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonauts Training Center at Star City, Russia.

Tsibliyev is married with two children.

Tsibliyev was the commander in charge of Mir when it was hit by a Progress spacecraft in 1997.

Honours and awards

External links

  • Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center
  • Biography and C.V. on GCTC's web site (in Russian).
  • Current developments at GCTC: here.
  • Onboard video from NASA.
  • Biographical note from NASA on Shuttle-Mir program.