Russian Cosmonaut Viktor Afanasyev Signed EVA Photo Mir Space Station Soyuz TM-29 1999 (2)

Russian Cosmonaut Viktor Afanasyev Signed EVA Photo Mir Space Station Soyuz TM-29 1999 (2)

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Russian Cosmonaut V. Afanasyev signed colour high quality EVA photo (7.1/2" x 9.1/2"), printed on Kodak paper. Mir Space Station, Soyuz TM-29, 1999. The photo is in excellent condition. 

Viktor Mikhailovich Afanasyev has logged 175 flight days during his first space flight (December 2, 1990 to May 26, 1991) as the Mir-8 mission crew commander. The mission program included joint flight with a Japanese and British crewmember. He performed 4 EVA’s totaling20 hours and 55 minutes.

January 8 to July 9, 1994, Afanasyev was participating in a space flight aboard the Soyuz-TM-18 transport vehicle and Mir orbital station as Mir-15 mission crew commander.

October 1996 to January 1998 Afanasyev was training for Mir-25 mission as a backup crew commander.

From March 1998, he underwent training as the Mir-27 mission primary crew commander. February 20 to August 28, 1999, he was participating in a 189-day space flight aboard the Soyuz-TM transport vehicle and Mir orbital station. He has performed 3 EVAs.

Colonel Afanasyev is a veteran of three long-duration missions. He has logged over 545 days in space, and 7 EVAs totaling 38.55 hours. He has a Class 1 cosmonaut certification.

In 2001 Viktor Afanasyev was assigned to the ISS Taxi-1 backup crew.

 

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