Alexander Fedorovich Poleshchuk

(b. 1953)

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(1953– )

Russian cosmonaut. He completed a 179-day residency on the Russian space station Mir in January–March 1993, during which time he performed two space walks totalling nearly ten hours. Poleshchuk was a test engineer for the Energiya Rocket and Space Complex from 1977, and was selected as a cosmonaut in 1989.

Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

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