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Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Serebrov
Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Serebrov (A.A. Серебров) on the right, behind Svetlana Savitskaya
Born (1944-02-15)February 15, 1944
Died November 12, 2013(2013-11-12) (aged 69)
Place of birth Moscow, USSR
Place of death Moscow, Russia

Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Serebrov (Russian: Алекса́ндр Алекса́ндрович Серебро́в, February 15, 1944 – November 12, 2013) was a Soviet cosmonaut. He graduated from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (1967), and was selected as a cosmonaut on December 1, 1978. He retired on May 10, 1995.[1] He was married and had one child.

He flew on Soyuz T-7, Soyuz T-8, Soyuz TM-8 and Soyuz TM-17.[1][2] He was one of very few cosmonauts to fly for both the Soviet Union and the Russian Federation that followed it. He held the record for most spacewalks, 10, until Anatoly Solovyev surpassed it. In all, Serebrov spent 371.95 days in space. Serebrov contributed to the design of Salyut 6, Salyut 7, and the Mir space stations. He helped design, and, according to a New York Times obituary, "was the first to test a one-person vehicle - popularly called a space motorcycle - to rescue space crews in distress and repair satellites."[3] This vehicle, known as Icarus, was tested in February 1990, and remained onboard Mir for several years but was never used after that.[4]

Serebrov died suddenly in Moscow on November 12, 2013, aged 69,[1] and was buried on November 15 at Ostankinsky cemetery.

He was awarded:


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Error: no |title= specified when using {{Cite web}}" (in Russian). RIA Novosti. November 12, 2013. Retrieved 12 November 2013. 
  2. Joachim Becker. "Spacefacts". Retrieved 14 November 2014. 
  3. Martin, Douglas, Aleksandr Serebrov,69, dies; cosmonaut who persevered, New York Times, November 19, 2013, p.B10

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