Captain Tatiana "Tanya" Kirbuk Orlova is the commander of the Cosmonaut Alexei Leonov in Arthur C. Clarke’s 2010: Odyssey Two and film adaption.
In the film, Tanya (Helen Mirren) goes by Kirbuk,[note 1] but in the original novel, she is married to chief scientist Vasili Orlov—thus bears the feminine tense, common in Russian, as Captain Orlova.
Captain Tanya is a Russian cosmonaut who commands the Cosmonaut Alexei Leonov on the joint Soviet/USA Jupiter Mission to investigate Discovery and the Jovian Monolith in 2010.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Arthur C. Clarke’s 2010: Odyssey Two, p. 4 (Read it!)
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2010 screenplay (Read it).
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Arthur C. Clarke’s 2010: Odyssey Two