Vladimir Dzhanibekov


Also found in: Wikipedia.

Dzhanibekov, Vladimir Aleksandrovich

 

Born May 13, 1942, in the settlement of Iskandar, Bostanlykskii Raion, Tashkent Oblast. Pilot-cosmonaut of the USSR; colonel. Hero of the Soviet Union (1978). Member of the CPSU since 1970.

Dzhanibekov graduated from the Eisk Higher Aviation School for Pilots (now named for V. M. Komarov) in 1965 and served as an air force flight instructor. He became a cosmonaut in 1970.

Between Jan. 10 and Jan. 16, 1978, Dzhanibekov and O. G. Makarov achieved a linkup of the Soyuz 27 spacecraft and the Salyut 6 space station, which was already docked with the Soyuz 26 spacecraft and was being manned by Iu. V. Romanenko and G. M. Grechko. Dzhanibekov returned to earth aboard Soyuz 26; his total flight time was five days 23 hr.

Dzhanibekov has been awarded the Order of Lenin, the Order of the Red Star, and various medals.

References in periodicals archive ?
Sceptre Communications has formed a joint venture with Russian telecoms company OKB Mei - headed by Vladimir Dzhanibekov, Russia's most famous living cosmonaut - to develop a business that has patented and is manufacturing technology to allow large amounts of data to be sent through the atmosphere rather than through optical fibres.
Their joint venture R&D company, OKB Mei Telekom, is majority-owned by Sceptre and headed in Russia by Vladimir Dzhanibekov, Russia's most famous cosmonaut after Yuri Gagarin.
The others are Major General Vladimir Dzhanibekov, an officer in the Russian Air Force and a veteran Soviet cosmonaut, and chief mechanic Don Moses, a Hawaii-based boat builder and airplane pilot.
Full browser ?