Vladimir Vasilyevich Kovalyonok
|Awards||Hero of the Soviet Union (twice)|
|Rank||Colonel General, Soviet Air Force|
Time in space
|216d 09h 08m|
|Selection||Air Force Group 4|
|Missions||Soyuz 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).