Svetlana Savitskaya

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Svetlana Savitskaya
Savitskaya in the Moscow Kremlin, December 2018
Born (1948-08-08) 8 August 1948 (age 75)
NationalitySoviet / Russian
Other namesSvetlana Yevgenyevna Savitskaya
Occupation(s)Flight engineer, politician
AwardsHero of the Soviet Union
Space career
Time in space
19 days 17 hours 06 minutes
Selection1980 (Female Group 2)
Total EVAs
Total EVA time
3 hours 35 minutes
MissionsSalyut 7-EP2 (Soyuz T-7 up, Soyuz T-5 down),
Salyut 7-EP4 (Soyuz T-12)
Mission insignia

Svetlana Yevgenyevna Savitskaya (Russian: Светла́на Евге́ньевна Сави́цкая; born 8 August 1948) is a Russian former aviator and Soviet cosmonaut. She flew aboard Soyuz T-7 in 1982. She is the second woman in space. On her 1984 Soyuz T-12 mission she became the first woman to fly to space twice, and the first woman to perform a spacewalk.[1] In 1996, she was elected to the State Duma and was re-elected four times.

References[change | change source]

  1. Umberto Cavallaro - Women Spacefarers: Sixty Different Paths to Space, Springer, 2017. ISBN 3319340476