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Viktor Petrovich Savinykh was born in Berezkiny, Kirov Oblast, Russian SFSR on March 7, 1940. Married with one child. Selected as a cosmonaut on December 1, 1978. Retired on February 9, 1989.

Viktor Petrovich Savinykh/Виктор Петрович Савиных
Viktor Petrovich Savinykh .jpg
Born (1940-03-07) 7 March 1940 (age 79)
NationalitySoviet / Russian
OccupationFlight engineer
AwardsHero of the Soviet Union (twice)
Space career
Cosmonaut
Time in space
196d 16h 59m
Selection1978 Intercosmos Group
MissionsSoyuz T-4, Soyuz T-13, Mir EP-2 (Soyuz TM-5 / Soyuz TM-4)

Flew as Flight Engineer on Soyuz T-4, Soyuz T-13 and Soyuz TM-5.

Has spent 252 days 17 hours 38 minutes in space.

Honours and awardsEdit

2nd class (March 6, 2000) - for outstanding achievements in scientific research and a great contribution to the preparation of highly qualified personnel
3rd class (November 11, 1994) - a great service to the people associated with the development of Russian statehood, the achievements in labor, science, culture, arts, strengthening friendship and cooperation between peoples
4th class (December 12, 2010) - for services to education, science and a great contribution to the training of qualified specialists
 
Viktor Savinykh in 2017.

In 2007, a monument at the Tsiolkovsky, Air and Space Museum, Kirov.

Honorary citizen of Kaluga, Perm, Kirov, Dzhezkazgan (Kazakhstan), Ulaanbaatar, Darkhan (Mongolia)

Honorary Citizen of the Kirov region.

In 2005, minor planet 6890, was named after Savinykh.

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