Viktor Petrovich Savinykh/Виктор Петрович Савиных
|Nationality||Soviet / Russian|
|Awards||Hero of the Soviet Union (twice)|
Time in space
|196d 16h 59m|
|Selection||1978 Intercosmos Group|
|Missions||Soyuz T-4, Soyuz T-13 / Soyuz T-14, Mir EP-2 (Soyuz TM-5 / Soyuz TM-4)|
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.
Has spent 252 days 17 hours 38 minutes in space.
Viktor Savinykh - the author of the book Notes from a Dead Station (Савиных В. П. Записки с мертвой станции. — М.: ИД «Системы Алиса», 1999. - 88 c.) (ISBN 5-901135-01-6). (The book is dedicated to the restoration of control in 1985 over the Salyut 7 space orbital station).
In 2007, a monument at the Tsiolkovsky, Air and Space Museum, Kirov.
Honorary Citizen of the Kirov region.
In 2005, minor planet 6890, was named after Savinykh.