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Vladimir Kovalenok

Vladimir Kovalenok is a cosmonaut who was born on March 3, 1942, in Beloye, Belorussia.

Kovalenok became a cosmonaut in 1967. He has spent over 216 days in space aboard 3 spaceflights.

In 1977, Kovalenok flew aboard Soyuz 25. The spacecraft tried to dock with the Salyut 6 space station. However, a computer malfunction forced the crew to head back to Earth. In 1978, the crew of Soyuz 29 was more successful. They docked with Salyut 6 and spent 139 days there. During their stay, the crew performed several experiments in space manufacturing, and studied earth resources.

Kovalenok made his third spaceflight aboard Salyut 6 again in 1982.



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