Anatoly Filipchenko

Major General Anatoly Vasilyevich Filipchenko[a] (26 February 1928 – 7 August 2022) was a Soviet cosmonaut of Ukrainian descent. He flew on the Soyuz 7 and Soyuz 16 missions.

Anatoly Filipchenko
  • Анатолій Філіпченко (Ukrainian)
  • Анатолий Филипченко (Russian)
Born(1928-02-26)26 February 1928
Died7 August 2022(2022-08-07) (aged 94)
AwardsHero of the Soviet Union (twice)
Space career
RankMajor General, Soviet Air Force
Time in space
10d 21h 03m
SelectionAir Force Group 2
Mission insignia
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He was born in Davydovka, Voronezh Governorate, RSFSR.[1] After leaving the space programme in 1982, Filipchenko became the Deputy Director of the OKB in Kharkiv.[1] He died on 7 August 2022, at the age of 94.[2] He was buried in the Federal Military Memorial Cemetery on 11 August 2022.[3]



  1. ^ Ukrainian: Анатолій Васильович Філіпченко, Russian: Анатолий Васильевич Филипченко


  1. ^ a b "Cosmonaut Biography: Anatoli Filipchenko". Retrieved 8 August 2022.
  2. ^ "Умер советский космонавт Анатолий Филипченко" [Died Soviet cosmonaut Anatoly Filipchenko]. Roscosmos (in Russian). 8 August 2022. Retrieved 8 August 2022.
  3. ^ Rumyantsev, Yevgeny (11 August 2022). "Сайт «Космический мемориал»" (in Russian). Retrieved 7 February 2023.

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