Viktor Afanasyev is a cosmonaut who was born on December 31, 1948, in
Afanasyev became a cosmonaut in 1985. He has spent over 175 days in
space on a single spaceflight.
In 1990, Afanseyev flew aboard Soyuz TM-11. The crew docked with the
Russian Mir Space Station. Afanasyev and a fellow cosmonaut stayed
aboard Mir while the rest of the crew flew back to Earth after 8 days.
Afanasyev took four spacewalks during this mission. He spent over 21
hours walking in space.
During his stay, Afanasyev conducted several experiments in space
manufacturing and made observations of Earth.
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