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Dr. Ternovsky, Nikolai[2] (also spelled Mikolai,[1] or Mikolaj[rn 1]) is a Russian cosmonaut aboard The Leonov, who serves as the Control & Guidance officer[1] in Arthur C. Clarke’s 2010: Odyssey Two and the 1984 film adaption. He is played by Victor Steinbach.

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Dr. Ternovsky conducts Engineering-Control Systems diagnostics onboard the Cosmonaut Alexei Leonov during the joint Soviet/USA Jupiter Mission. Its mission is to investigate Discovery and the Jovian Monolith by 2010.[2] Ternovsky specializes in computers, and works with Dr. Chandra to reactivate HAL.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 2010 screenplay (Read it).
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Arthur C. Clarke’s 2010: Odyssey Two, p. 4 (Read it!)