Biographies of USSR / Russian Cosmonauts

Letunov

Yuri Aleksandrovich

USSR

Personal data

Birthdate:  26.10.1926
Birthplace:  Tomsk / Tomsk Oblast / Russian SFSR
Marital status:  married
Children:  
Selection date:  27.07.1965
Selection group:  Voskhod-2
Position:  Research Cosmonaut (RC)
Status:  Ret. ??.??.1966
Date of death:  30.07.1983
Place of death:  Moscow / Russian SFSR

Spaceflights

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Additional information

Journalist with Gostelradio; was selected in June 1965 as cosmonaut candidate; no official cosmonaut training; later he worked for the news report of Soviet television; he retired from this work after a first heart attack in 1978 und worked as an author; died of complications of a second heart attack.

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