Biographies of USSR / Russian Cosmonauts

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Valeri Nikolayevich

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Personal data

Birthdate:  07.01.1935
Birthplace:  Vyazniki / Vladimir Oblast / Russian SFSR
Marital status:  married
Children:  two
Selection date:  27.05.1968
Selection group:  Korolyov-Group / Mishin-Group / TsKBEM-1
Position:  Test Cosmonaut (TC)
Status:  Ret. 03.11.1993
Date of death:  19.02.2014
Place of death:  Moscow / Russian Federation

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  Soyuz 6  Flight Engineer  11.10. - 16.10.1969 4d 22h 42m 
2  Soyuz 19  Flight Engineer  15.07. - 21.07.1975 5d 22h 30m 
3  Soyuz 36 / Soyuz 35  Commander  26.05. - 03.06.1980 7d 20h 45m 
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5        
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7        
Total  18d 17h 57m 
       

Double assignments

No. Mission Position
1  Soyuz 4  Flight Engineer
2  Soyuz 10  Flight Engineer
3  Soyuz 11  Flight Engineer
4  Soyuz 30  Commander

Additional information

Candidate of technical sciences degree in aeronautics and astronautics, Moscow Aviation Institute, 1958; he was selected as comonaut on 27.05.1968 (TsKBEM-1); was involved in the development of the MIR space station; he was allowed to start as civil Soyuz commander in the Interkosmos program; hobbies: Photography, movies; later Deputy Director of NPO Energiya.

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Last update on February 20, 2014.