Anatoly Filipchenko is a Russian cosmonaut who was born on February 26,
1928, in Russia.
Filipchenko has spent over 11 days in space aboard two spaceflights.
Filipchenko made his first spaceflight aboard Soyuz 7 in 1969. The
spacecraft was one of three Soviet crafts that were in orbit
In 1974, Filipchenko commanded Soyuz 16. This was a dress rehearsal for
the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project.
In 1985, Filipchenko 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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