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Syromiatnikov, Vladimir S (1934-) Russian engineer, designer of docking systems. Inventor of the androgynous system used on international missions and the ISS.

Vladimir S. Syromiatnikov was educated at Bauman Technical University in Moscow and went to work With RKK Energia of Kaliningrad upon graduation in 1956. He was the designer of one of the most successful pieces of space hardware used by the Soviet Union, the docking collar used to link two spacecraft together. It was adapted for use in the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project in 1975, successful in more than 200 dockings of Soviet/Russian missions, and will be used aboard the International Space Station being constructed at the end of the twentieth century.

Born: 1934.

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  • Launius, Roger D, NASA Chief Historian, NASA History Office Home Page, Web Address when accessed: here.

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