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 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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