Vladimir Lyakhov is a cosmonaut who was born on July 20, 1941, in
Lyakhov became a cosmonaut in 1967. He has spent 333 days in space aboard
In 1979, Lyakhov made his first spaceflight aboard the Salyut 6 space station.
The crew spent 175 days performing experiments in radio astronomy, Earth
resources and space manufacturing. In 1983, Lyakhov flew aboard the Salyut
7. This mission was riddled with problems. A fuel leak forced the crew to
stop all experiments on the station. Then a resupply mission to the station
had to be aborted, forcing Lyakhov and the rest of the crew to stay at the
station an extra 2 months.
Lyakhov made his third spaceflight aboard Soyuz TM-6. The crew visited the
Mir space station.
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