Leonid Kizim

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Leonid Denisovich Kizim
Кизим Леонид Денисович.jpg
Born(1941-08-05)August 5, 1941
DiedJune 14, 2010(2010-06-14) (aged 68)[1]
Space career
RankColonel General, Soviet Air Force
Time in space
374d 17h 56m
SelectionAir Force Group 3
MissionsSoyuz T-3, Soyuz T-10, Soyuz T-15
Model of Salyut-7, docked with two Soyuz spacecraft

Leonid Denisovich Kizim (5 August 1941 — 14 June 2010[2]) was a Soviet cosmonaut.[3] In 1986 he was the commander of the only space mission to visit two space stations on one flight.[3] These were the new Mir station and the old Salyut 7 station.[3] At the end of the flight he became the first person to have spent a whole year in space.[3] All together he spent 374 days 17 hours 56 minutes in space.

He became second in charge of the Russian Ministry of Defense's satellite control center. In 1995 he was put in charge of the Military Engineering Academy of Aeronautics and Astronautics in St. Petersburg.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Russian Cosmonaut Twice Hero of the USSR Leonid Kizim Passes Away". Russian Federal Space Agency. Retrieved 15 June 2010.
  2. "Ушел из жизни летчик-космонавт дважды Герой Советского Союза Леонид Денисович Кизим". Russian Federal Space Agency. Retrieved 15 June 2010.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 "SPACE.com -- Cosmonaut Leonid Kizim, Who Visited 2 Space Stations in 1 Mission, Dies". space.com. Retrieved 17 July 2012.