Vladimir Syromyatnikov

Scientist, Inventor

1933 – 2006

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Who was Vladimir Syromyatnikov?

Vladimir Sergeevich Syromyatnikov was a Soviet and Russian space scientist best known for designing docking mechanisms for manned spacecraft; it was his Androgynous Peripheral Attach System which, in the 1970s, linked the Soviet and American space capsules in the Apollo-Soyuz test flight.

Syromyatnikov also helped design and develop Vostok, the world's first manned spacecraft, which launched Yuri Gagarin into space in 1961.

In the 1990s, he updated the design of his docking mechanism for the meeting of the Mir space station and the Atlantis space shuttle. Syromyatnikov's designs are still used by spacecraft visiting the International Space Station.

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Born
Jan 7, 1933
Soviet Union
Nationality
  • Soviet Union
  • Russia
Profession
Died
Sep 19, 2006

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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