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
Soyuz T-8. The spacecraft had some technical problems and had to return to
Earth after 24 hours in space.
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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