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Polyakov, Valery Vladimirovich (1942–)

Valery Polyakov

Valery Polyakov is a cosmonaut and physician who, in 1994–95, established an endurance record for manned spaceflight of 438 days (14.5 months) aboard the Mir space station. A cardiac specialist, Polyakov is now deputy director of the Medico-Biological Institute.