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Levchenko



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Levchenko
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Levchenko, Anatoli Semyonovich (1941-1988) Ukrainian test pilot cosmonaut. Flew on Mir LII-1. Graduated from Chernigov Higher Air Force School, 1964. Buran test pilot; cosmonaut training December 1978 - July 1980. Later a civil test pilot for the Soviet Air Force Ministry. Died of a brain tumor in Moscow.

Birth Place: Krasnokutsk.
Status: Deceased.
Born: 1941.05.21.
Died: 1988.08.06.
Spaceflights: 1 .
Total time in space: 7.92 days.

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Associated Countries
See also
  • Cosmonaut Category of persons who have been trained for spaceflight in Russia. More...

Associated Flights
  • Soyuz T-15A Crew: Volynov, Manarov, Levchenko. Final 'civilian' expedition to Salyut 7 station with Buran pilot aboard for spaceflight familiarisation was cancelled when control of the station was lost. Backup crew: Solovyov, Berezovoi, Shchukin. More...
  • Mir EP-1 Crew: Faris, Viktorenko. First Syrian astronaut. Mission to swap Soyuz lifeboats docked to station. Backup crew: Munir, Solovyov. More...
  • Soyuz TM-3 Crew: Aleksandrov. Aleksandrov replaced the ailing EO-2 crew member Laveykin and remained aboard Mir with Romanenko. Backup crew: Savinykh. More...
  • Mir LII-1 Crew: Levchenko. Mission to swap Soyuz lifeboats docked to station. Levchenko was a prospective Buran pilot sent on the short mission to familiarise himself with spaceflight. Backup crew: Shchukin. More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
Associated Programs
  • Mir The Mir space station was the last remnant of the once mighty Soviet space programme. It was built to last only five years, and was to have been composed of modules launched by Proton and Buran/Energia launch vehicles. These modules were derived from those originally designed by Chelomei in the 1960's for the Almaz military station programme. As the Soviet Union collapsed Mir stayed in orbit, but the final modules were years late and could only be completed with American financial assistance. Kept flying over a decade beyond its rated life, Mir proved a source of pride to the Russian people and proved the ability of their cosmonauts and engineers to improvise and keep operations going despite all manner of challenges and mishaps. More...

Bibliography
  • Becker, Joachim, "Space Facts Web Site", http://www.spacefacts.de/, Web Address when accessed: here.

Levchenko Chronology


1986 Early - .
1986 April 26 - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur Jubilee.
1986 June 20 - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur Jubilee.
1986 June 28 - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur Jubilee.
1986 December 29 - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur Jubilee.
1987 March 29 - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur Jubilee.
1987 March 30 - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur Jubilee.
1987 May 21 - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur Jubilee.
1987 December 21 - . 11:18 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC1. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz 11A511U2.
1987 December 29 - .
1988 August 6 - .
  • Cosmonaut Anatoli Semyonovich Levchenko dies at age of 47 -- Natural causes - Brain tumor - at Nikolai Burdenko Neurosurgical Institute in Moscow. - . Nation: USSR. Related Persons: Levchenko. Summary: Ukrainian test pilot cosmonaut. Flew on Mir LII-1. Graduated from Chernigov Higher Air Force School, 1964. Buran test pilot; cosmonaut training December 1978 - July 1980. Later a civil test pilot for the Soviet Air Force Ministry..

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