Vladimir Kovalyonok


Vladimir Vasilyevich Kovalyonok
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Cosmonaut Vladimir Kovalyonok in Vologda
Born (1942-03-03) 3 March 1942 (age 79)
AwardsHero of the Soviet Union (twice)
Space career
RankColonel General, Soviet Air Force
Time in space
216d 09h 08m
SelectionAir Force Group 4
MissionsSoyuz 25, Soyuz 29/Soyuz 31, Soyuz T-4

Vladimir Vasiliyevich Kovalyonok (Belarusian: Уладзі́мір Васі́льевіч Кавалёнак; Russian: Влади́мир Васи́льевич Ковалёнок; born 3 March 1942 in Beloye, Minsk Oblast, Belorussian SSR) is a retired Soviet cosmonaut.

He entered the Soviet space programme on July 5, 1967 and was commander of three missions. He retired from the cosmonaut team on June 23, 1984.

From 1990 to 1992 he was a Director of the 30th Central Scientific Research Institute, Ministry of Defence (Russia).


Honours and awards

External links

  • Cosmonaut Biography: Vladimir Kovalyonok
  • The official website of the city administration Baikonur - Honorary citizens of Baikonur
Cosmonauts Vladimir Kovalyonok (left) and Viktor Savinykh (right) on a 1981 stamp of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics