Biographies of USSR / Russian Cosmonauts

Bondarenko

Valentin Vasiliyevich

USSR

Personal data

Birthdate:  16.02.1937
Birthplace:  Kharkov / Kharkov Oblast / Ukrainian SSR
Marital status:  married
Children:  one
Selection date:  28.04.1960
Selection group:  TsPK-1
Position:  Test Cosmonaut (TC)
Status:  Deceased 23.03.1961
Date of death:  23.03.1961
Place of death:  Moscow / Russian SFSR

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Additional information

Graduated from Higher Air Force School; Second Lieutenant, Soviet Air Force; was selected on 28.04.1960 as cosmonaut (TsPK-1); OKP (cosmonaut basic training): 4/60 - 23.03.1961; died in a fire of a pressure room; a crater on the Lunar surface is named after him.

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