Alexandr Volkov is a cosmonaut who was born on April 24, 1948, in
Volkov became a cosmonaut in 1983. He has spent over 391 days in
space on three spaceflights.
In 1985, Volkov flew aboard Soyuz T-14. One of the crew members became sick and
the mission was cut short.
Volkov made his second spaceflight aboard Soyuz TM-7 in 1988. This was a French-Soviet
mission. Volkov performed a 6-hour spacewalk. In 1991, Volkov commanded Soyuz
TM-13. The spacecraft docked with the Mir space station, where Volkov spent 5
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