Biographies of USSR / Russian Cosmonauts

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Valentina Leonidovna

USSR

Personal data

Birthdate:  18.09.1933
Birthplace:  Moscow / Russian SFSR
Marital status:  divorced
Children:  two
Selection date:  03.04.1962
Selection group:  VVS Women
Position:  Test Cosmonaut (TC)
Status:  Ret. 01.10.1969

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1        
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4        
5        
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7        
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Double assignments

No. Mission Position
1  Vostok 6  Pilot Cosmonaut

Additional information

Graduated from Moscow Aviation Institute, 1957; graduated from Zhukovsky academy, Monino, 1967; candidate of technical sciences degree, 1974; was married to cosmonaut Yuri Ponomaryov; was selected from Air Forces as cosmonaut on 03.04.1962 (Vostok); OKP (cosmonaut basic training): 4/62 - 29.11.1962; was assigned as Commander for Voskhod 5; later research scientist at Institute of Natural Historic Sciences.

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