Aleksandr Panayotov Aleksandrov

  • Mir EP-2   Soyuz TM -4 TM-5/Sojus (1988 )

Alexandar Alexandrov Panaiotow ( Bulgarian Александър Панайотов Александров; born December 1, 1951 in Omourtag, Province Targovishte, Bulgaria ) is the second Bulgarian cosmonaut.

Alexandrov was the replacement crew for the first Bulgarian spacecraft Soyuz 33 Since the Soyuz spacecraft could not go as planned due to technical problems dock with the Salyut 6 space station, the mission was aborted and the first Bulgarian astronaut Georgi Ivanov returned after only 47 hours in All back to Earth. As a stay of the cosmonaut was provided by one week as part of the Intercosmos program for the participating nations, the flight was later rescheduled with Soyuz TM -5.

Alexandrov flight with Soyuz TM- 5, together with the commander Anatoly Solovyov and the flight engineer Viktor Savinykh to the Soviet space station Mir took place between 7 and 17 June 1988.


Alexandar Alexandrov is married and has two sons.