Leonid Popov is a cosmonaut who was born on August 31, 1945, in Alexandria,
Popov became a cosmonaut in 1970. He has spent over 200 days in space aboard 3
spaceflights. In 1980, Popov flew aboard the Salyut 6 space station. He spent
185 days making observations of Earth and performing materials processing tests.
Popov made his second flight in 1981 aboard Soyuz 40. The crew visited Salyut 6
for several days. In 1982, Popov flew aboard Soyuz T-7 where the crew visited
the new Salyut 7 space station.
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