Aleksandr Serebrov

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Aleksandr Serebrov
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Born(1944-02-15)15 February 1944
Died12 November 2013(2013-11-12) (aged 69)
Moscow, Russia
NationalitySoviet / Russian
OccupationFlight engineer
Space career
Roscosmos cosmonaut
Time in space
372d 22h 52m
Selection1978 Intercosmos Group
MissionsSoyuz T-7/Soyuz T-5, Soyuz T-8, Soyuz TM-8, Soyuz TM-17

Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Serebrov (Russian: Алекса́ндр Алекса́ндрович Серебро́в, 15 February 1944 – 12 November 2013) was a Soviet cosmonaut. He became a cosmonaut on 1 December 1978. He retired on 10 May 1995.

Serebrov flew on Soyuz T-7, Soyuz T-8, Soyuz TM-8 and Soyuz TM-17.[1] He was one of very few cosmonauts to fly for both the Soviet Union and the Russian Federation. He held the record for most spacewalks, 10, until Anatoly Solovyev passed it.[2]

Serebrov died suddenly in Moscow, Russia on 12 November 2013, aged 69.[3]

He is also known for playing Tetris on a Game Boy in the spacecraft,[4] making it the first time a video game has ever been played in space.

References[change | change source]

  1. Joachim Becker. "Spacefacts". spacefacts.de. Retrieved 14 November 2014.
  2. Martin, Douglas (November 19, 2013). "Aleksandr Serebrov,69, dies; cosmonaut who persevered". The New York Times. p. B10.
  3. Советский космонавт Александр Серебров скончался на 70-м году жизни (in Russian). RIA Novosti. 12 November 2013. Retrieved 12 November 2013.
  4. Martin, Douglas (17 November 2013). "Aleksandr Serebrov, 69, Dies; Cosmonaut Who Persevered (Published 2013)". The New York Times. Retrieved 14 February 2021.