Svetlana Yevgeniyena Savitskaya

(b. 1948)

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(1948– )

Soviet cosmonaut, the second woman in space. She made two Soyuz missions in 1982 and 1984. On her second mission, she became the first woman to make a space walk, which lasted 3 hours 35 minutes. Savitskaya was selected as a cosmonaut in 1980. In 1989 she became a member of the Soviet parliament, and in 1993 she retired as a cosmonaut.

Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

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