Vladimir Dzhanibekov is a Russian cosmonaut who was born on May 13, 1942,
Dzhanibekov has spent over 146 days in space aboard five spaceflights.
He is one of the most experienced cosmonauts in history.
Dzhanibekov made his first spaceflight aboard Soyuz 27 in 1978. The
spacecraft docked with the Salyut 6 space station for eight days. He
spent another week aboard Salyut 6 in 1981.
In 1982, Dzhanibekov commanded Soyuz T-6. He made his fourth flight in
1984 aboard Salyut 7. Dzhanibekov took a spacewalk during this mission
to repair a power system.
In 1985, Dzhanibekov took part in a dangerous mission to revive the dead
Salyut 7 space station. The crew made a five-hour spacewalk to restore
solar panels and repair power systems to the station. Salyut 7 became
functional once again after their daring repairs.
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