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Valeri Fyodorovich

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Personal data

Birthdate:  02.08.1934
Birthplace:  Pavlowski Possad / Moscow Oblast / Russian SFSR
Marital status:  married
Children:  two
Selection date:  07.03.1960
Selection group:  TsPK-1
Position:  Test Cosmonaut (TC)
Status:  Ret. 26.01.1982

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  Vostok 5  Pilot Cosmonaut  14.06. - 19.06.1963 4d 23h 07m 
2  Soyuz 22  Commander  15.09. - 23.09.1976 7d 21h 52m 
3  Soyuz 31 / Soyuz 29  Commander  26.08. - 03.09.1978 7d 20h 49m 
4        
5        
6        
7        
Total  20d 17h 48m 
         

Double assignments

No. Mission Position
1  Vostok 3  Pilot Cosmonaut
2  Soyuz 37  Commander

Additional information

Received a diploma in engineering from the Shukovsky Military Academy, Monino, 1968; doctorate degree, 1973; Colonel, Soviet Air Force, Ret.; was selected as cosmonaut on 07.03.1960 (TsPK-1); OKP (cosmonaut basic training): 3/60 - 18.01.1961; was assigned for Soyuz 2; member cosmonaut group for the Soviet Luna Landing Program; he currently workes in Star City; hobbies: Politics, sports; first son, who was married with a daughter of Valeri Rozhdestvensky, died in 1986 in an aviation accident; he worked as leading test engineer within the TsPK until 1988; from 1988 to 1990 he was Director House of Soviet Sciences and Culture, Berlin; since 1990 he is a pensioneer.

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