Viktor Savinykh is a cosmonaut who was born on March 7, 1940, in
Savinykh became a cosmonaut in 1978. He has spent over 253 days in space on
three spaceflights. In 1981, Savinykh spent 74 days aboard the Salyut 6 space
Savinykh made his second flight aboard the Salyut 7 space station in 1985. He
made several spacewalks to restore power to the station. In 1988, Savinykh flew
aboard Soyuz TM-5. The crew spent 10 days aboard the Mir space station.
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