Svetlana Savitskaya is a cosmonaut who was born on August 8, 1948, in
Savitskaya became a cosmonaut in 1980. She has spent over 20 days in space on
two spaceflights. In 1982, Savitskaya became the second woman in space when she
flew aboard Soyuz T-7.
Savitskaya made her second flight aboard the Salyut 7 space station in 1984.
She became the first woman to walk in space during this flight.
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