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Svetlana Savitskaya

Svetlana Savitskaya

  • Status: Retired
  • In Space: No
  • Date of Birth: 08/08/1948
  • First Flight: 08/19/1982
  • Last Flight: 07/17/1984


Svetlana Savitskaya, a Russian astronaut affiliated with the government agency Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS), embarked on 2 space flights and engaging in 1 spacewalks during his/her career as an astronaut.

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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