Biographies of USSR / Russian Cosmonauts

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Valeri Vasiliyevich

USSR

Personal data

Birthdate:  02.06.1939
Birthplace:  Moscow / Russian SFSR
Marital status:  married
Children:  two
Selection date:  27.04.1970
Selection group:  TsPK-5
Position:  Test Cosmonaut (TC)
Status:  Ret. 30.10.1992
Date of death:  10.03.1999
Place of death:  Zvyozdny Gorodok / Moscow Oblast / Russian Federation

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Additional information

Graduated from Higher Air Force School, 1967; Colonel, Soviet Air Force Res.; specialised in communications systems; was selected as cosmonaut on 27.04.1970 (TsPK-5); served as CapCom during several Soyuz missions; he was also involved in the Buran program; he died after longer illness (cancer).

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