Alexandr Serebrov is a cosmonaut who was born on February 15, 1944, in
Serebrov became a cosmonaut in 1978. He has spent over 176 days in
space on three spaceflights.
In 1982, Serebrov flew aboard Soyuz T-7. The crew docked with the
Salyut 7 space station where they spent 7 days. His second flight was aboard
In 1990, Serebrov flew aboard the Mir Space Station. He became the first Soviet
cosmonaut to fly a manned maneuvering unit on a spacewalk. A manned manuevering
unit is like a big backpack with firing jets. During his stay aboard Mir,
Serebrov made four spacewalks totalling 18 hours.
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