Leonid Kizim, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Leonid Kizim

Soviet cosmonaut

Date of Birth: 05-Aug-1941

Place of Birth: Lyman, Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine

Date of Death: 14-Jun-2010

Profession: astronomer, astronaut, aircraft pilot

Nationality: Russia

Zodiac Sign: Leo

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About Leonid Kizim

  • Leonid Denisovich Kizim (Russian: ?????? ????????? ?????; 5 August 1941 – 14 June 2010) was a Soviet cosmonaut. Kizim was born in Krasnyi Lyman, Donetsk Oblast, Soviet Union (now Lyman, Ukraine).
  • He graduated from Higher Air Force School in 1975; and served as a test pilot in the Soviet Air Force.
  • He was selected as a cosmonaut on October 23, 1965.
  • Kizim flew as Commander on Soyuz T-3, Soyuz T-10 and Soyuz T-15, and also served as backup commander for Soyuz T-2.
  • All together he spent 374 days 17 hours 56 minutes in space.
  • On Soyuz T-15, he was part of the only crew to visit two space stations on one spaceflight (Mir and Salyut 7).
  • He later served as Deputy Director Satellite Control-Center of the Russian Ministry of Defense; after May 1995 he was Director of the Military Engineering Academy of Aeronautics and Astronautics in St.
  • Petersburg. He retired on June 13, 1987, and died on June 14, 2010.
  • Leonid Kizim was married with two children. He was awarded: Twice Hero of the Soviet Union (December 10, 1980 and October 2, 1984); Pilot-Cosmonaut of the USSR Order of Honour Order of Friendship Three Orders of Lenin Medal "For the Development of Virgin Lands"Foreign awards: Order of Sukhbaatar (Mongolia); Medal "30 Years of Victory over Japan's Militarists" (Mongolia); Medal "60 Years of the Mongolian People's Revolution"; Knight of the Legion of Honour (France); Kirti Chakra (India); Order of Merit (Ukraine).

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