Svetlana Savitskaya

Svetlana Savitskaya

Status: Retired
8/8/1948 –
Nationality: Russian
Type: Government
Agency: Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)

Svetlana Yevgenyevna Savitskaya (Russian: Светла́на Евге́ньевна Сави́цкая; born 8 August 1948) is a retired Soviet aviator and cosmonaut who flew aboard Soyuz T-7 in 1982, becoming the second woman in space. On her 1984 mission she became the first woman to fly to space twice, and the first woman to perform a spacewalk. She set several FAI world records as a pilot.

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