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Aleksandr Panayotov Aleksandrov

Aleksandr Panayotov Aleksandrov

  • Status: Retired
  • In Space: No
  • Date of Birth: 12/01/1951
  • First Flight: 06/07/1988
  • Last Flight: 06/07/1988


Aleksandr Panayotov Aleksandrov, a Bulgarian astronaut affiliated with the government agency Bulgarian Space Agency, embarked on 1 space flights and engaging in 0 spacewalks during his/her career as an astronaut.

Aleksandrov was born in Omurtag, Bulgaria on December 1, 1951. He graduated from the Bulgarian Air Force Academy in 1974 and obtained a degree in technical sciences in 1983. In the Bulgarian Air Force, Aleksandrov rose to the rank of lieutenant colonel.

On June 7, 1988, Aleksandrov launched aboard TM-5 as a Research Cosmonaut along with mission commander Anatoly Solovyev and Viktor Savinykh. Upon arriving at Mir, Aleksandrov became the first Bulgarian to reach a Soviet space station, as the Soyuz 33 mission carrying Georgi Ivanov failed to reach the Salyut 6 space station. On June 17, Aleksandrov returned aboard Soyuz TM-4 along with his fellow crew members. He, along with his crew-mates, spent just under 10 days in space.

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