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30 Years Ago Russian Svetlana Savitskaya Becomes First Woman To Be In Outside Space

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30 years ago - July 25, 1984 - Svetlana Savitskaya became first woman to be in outside space, where she spent 3 hours 35 minutes.

30 years ago - July 25, 1984 - Svetlana Savitskaya became first woman to be in outside space, where she spent 3 hours 35 minutes.

Svetlana was engaged in air sports since school. In 1970 she became the absolute world champion in aerobatics. In 1980, Svetlana Savitskaya, was credited to the cosmonaut corps. From 19 to 27 August 1982 Svetlana Savitskaya made two space flights as a payload specialist of spacecraft "Soyuz T-7" / "Soyuz T-5" and as an onboard engineer of spacecraft "Soyuz T-12." On July 25 she became first woman to be in outside space.

Since 1993 Svetlana Savitskaya teaches at the Moscow Aviation Institute - MAI. She is Associate Professor, PhD.  In 1989-1992 - USSR People's deputy.

Since 1995 she is Deputy of the State Duma of the second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth convocations.
For her great contribution to space exploration and advances in aviation Svetlana Savitskaya was twice awarded the title of Hero of the Soviet Union (1982, 1984).

In 2014 she was awarded the Order "For Services to the Fatherland" IV degree. Savitskaya was awarded two Orders of Lenin (1982, 1984), the Order of Honor (1976). Two small planets (asteroids) Named after her - № 4118 (Sveta) and №4303 (Savitskaya).

© RIA Novosti . Alexander Mokletsov / Go to the photo bank"Soyuz Т-7" spacecraft crew - pilot-captain of the spacecraft, USSR Astronaut-pilot, twice Hero of the Soviet Union Leonid Popov (right), onboard engineer Alexandr Serebrov (left) and payload specialist Svetlana Savitskaya (middle) during reduced gravity training.
Soyuz Т-7 spacecraft crew - Sputnik International
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"Soyuz Т-7" spacecraft crew - pilot-captain of the spacecraft, USSR Astronaut-pilot, twice Hero of the Soviet Union Leonid Popov (right), onboard engineer Alexandr Serebrov (left) and payload specialist Svetlana Savitskaya (middle) during reduced gravity training.
© RIA Novosti . Alexander Mokletsov / Go to the photo bankAstronaut-pilot Svetlana Savitskaya at Cosmonauts' Training Centre makes preparetions for a flight.
Astronaut-pilot Svetlana Savitskaya - Sputnik International
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Astronaut-pilot Svetlana Savitskaya at Cosmonauts' Training Centre makes preparetions for a flight.
© RIA Novosti . V. Shandrin / Go to the photo bankMoscow Aviation Institute student Svetlana Savitskaya in class.
Moscow Aviation Institute student Svetlana Savitskaya in class - Sputnik International
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Moscow Aviation Institute student Svetlana Savitskaya in class.
© RIA Novosti . A. Polikashin / Go to the photo bankMoscow Aviation Institute student, worlds's all-round aerobatic champion 1970, Master of sport Svetlana Savitskaya.
Master of sport Svetlana Savitskaya - Sputnik International
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Moscow Aviation Institute student, worlds's all-round aerobatic champion 1970, Master of sport Svetlana Savitskaya.
© RIA Novosti . Alexander Mokletsov / Go to the photo bankHero of the Soviet Union, USSR Astronaut-pilot Svetlana Savitskaya (left) and twice Hero of the Soviet Union, USSR Astronaut-pilot Vladimir Dzhanibekov (right) in a training model of the "Salut" station.
Svetlana Savitskaya, Vladimir Dzhanibekov - Sputnik International
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Hero of the Soviet Union, USSR Astronaut-pilot Svetlana Savitskaya (left) and twice Hero of the Soviet Union, USSR Astronaut-pilot Vladimir Dzhanibekov (right) in a training model of the "Salut" station.
© RIA Novosti / Go to the photo bankSvetlana Savitskaya on the streets of Moscow
Svetlana Savitskaya on the streets of Moscow - Sputnik International
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Svetlana Savitskaya on the streets of Moscow
© RIA NovostiAstronaut-pilot of USSR, Hero of the Soviet Union Svetlana Savitskaya in outside space. In flight of "Soyuz Т-12" spacecraft, 1984
Astronaut-pilot of USSR, Hero of the Soviet Union Svetlana Savitskaya in outside space - Sputnik International
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Astronaut-pilot of USSR, Hero of the Soviet Union Svetlana Savitskaya in outside space. In flight of "Soyuz Т-12" spacecraft, 1984
© RIA Novosti . Alexander Mokletsov / Go to the photo bank"Soyuz Т-12" spacecraft crewmembers, twice Heroes of the Soviet Union, USSR astronaut-pilots Vladimir Dzhanibekov (left) и Svetlana Savitskaya (right).
Astronaut-pilots Vladimir Dzhanibekov and Svetlana Savitskaya - Sputnik International
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"Soyuz Т-12" spacecraft crewmembers, twice Heroes of the Soviet Union, USSR astronaut-pilots Vladimir Dzhanibekov (left) и Svetlana Savitskaya (right).
© RIA Novosti . Alexander Mokletsov / Go to the photo bankSvetlana Savitskaya walking Red Square
Svetlana Savitskaya walking Red Square - Sputnik International
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Svetlana Savitskaya walking Red Square
© RIA Novosti . Alexander Mokletsov / Go to the photo bank"Soyuz Т-7" spacecraft crewmembers Leonid Popov (second left), Svetlana Savitskaya (third left), Alexandr Serebrov (third right) on vacation.
Soyuz Т-7 spacecraft crewmembers Leonid Popov, Svetlana Savitskaya, Alexandr Serebrov on vacation - Sputnik International
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"Soyuz Т-7" spacecraft crewmembers Leonid Popov (second left), Svetlana Savitskaya (third left), Alexandr Serebrov (third right) on vacation.
© RIA Novosti . Vladimir Akimov / Go to the photo bankUSSR People's deputies, Astronaut-pilots Svetlana Savitskaya (right) and Valeriy Ruymin (left).
USSR People's deputies, Astronaut-pilots Svetlana Savitskaya and Valeriy Ruymin - Sputnik International
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USSR People's deputies, Astronaut-pilots Svetlana Savitskaya (right) and Valeriy Ruymin (left).
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