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Valeri Iliyich

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Personal data

Birthdate:  13.02.1939
Birthplace:  Leningrad / Russian SFSR
Marital status:  married
Children:  one
Selection date:  23.10.1965
Selection group:  TsPK-3
Position:  Test Cosmonaut (TC)
Status:  Ret. 24.06.1986
Date of death:  31.08.2011
Place of death:  ?

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  Soyuz 23  Flight Engineer  14.10. - 16.10.1976 2d 00h 06m 
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Total  2d 00h 06m 

Double assignments

No. Mission Position
1  Soyuz 15  Flight Engineer
2  Soyuz 21  Flight Engineer

Additional information

Graduated from Higher Military Engineering School of Navy in Pushkin with an engineering degree, 1961; commander of deepsea-diving unity in the Baltic Sea War Fleet; was selected as cosmonaut on 23.10.1965 (TsPK-3); OKP (cosmonaut basic training): 11/65 - 12/67; later he worked in the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre; was with Metropolis Industries.

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Last update on September 03, 2011.