Oleg Atkov is a cosmonaut who was born on May 9, 1949, in Khvorostyanka,
Atkov became a cosmonaut in 1983. In 1984, he became the first medical doctor
to spend more than two days in space. He spent over 236 days aboard the Salyut
7 space station. During his stay, Atkov studied the effects of space travel on
the human body.
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