|Anatoly Semyonovich Levchenko|
|File:Anatoly Semyonovich Levchenko.jpg|
|Born||5 May 1941|
|Died||6 August 1988(aged 47)|
|Place of birth||Krasnokutsk, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union|
|Place of death||Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union|
|Rank||Captain, Soviet Air Force|
|Awards||Hero of the Soviet Union|
Anatoly Semyonovich Levchenko (Russian: Анатолий Семёнович Левченко; May 5, 1941 – August 6, 1988) was a Soviet cosmonaut.
Levchenko was planned to be the back-up commander of the first space shuttle flight, and in March 1987 he began extensive training for a Soyuz spaceflight, intended to give him some experience in space. In December 1987, he occupied the third seat aboard the spacecraft Soyuz TM-4 to the space station Mir, and returned to Earth about a week later on Soyuz TM-3. His mission is sometimes called Mir LII-1, after the Gromov Flight Research Institute shorthand. In the year following his spaceflight, Levchenko died of a brain tumor, in the Nikolay Burdenko Neurosurgical Institute in Moscow.
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- Hendrickx, Bart; Bert Vis (2007-10-04). Energiya-Buran : The Soviet Space Shuttle. Praxis. pp. 526. ISBN 0-387-69848-5.
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- "Levchenko". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Archived from the original on 20 October 2010. https://web.archive.org/web/20101020160835/http://astronautix.com/astros/levhenko.htm. Retrieved 26 November 2010.
- "Cosmonaut Biography: Anatoli Levchenko". spacefacts.de. Archived from the original on 21 December 2010. https://web.archive.org/web/20101221221621/http://spacefacts.de/bios/cosmonauts/english/levchenko_anatoli.htm. Retrieved 26 November 2010.
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