Biographies of USSR / Russian Cosmonauts

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Valentina Vladimirovna

USSR

Personal data

Birthdate:  06.03.1937
Birthplace:  Maslennikovo / Yaroslavl Oblast / Russian SFSR
Marital status:  widowed
Children:  one
Selection date:  12.03.1962
Selection group:  VVS Women
Position:  Test Cosmonaut (TC)
Status:  Ret. 30.04.1997

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  Vostok 6  Pilot Cosmonaut  16.06. - 19.06.1963 2d 22h 50m 
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Total  2d 22h 50m 
           

Additional information

Textil-technologist; parachutist; Major General, Russian Airforvce, Ret.; graduated from Zhukovsky Air Force Engineering Academy, Monino, 1969; was selected by the Air Force as cosmonaut on 03.03.1962 (Vostok); OKP (cosmonaut basic training): 4/62 - 29.11.1962; Candidate of technical sciences degree, 1977; married at time to cosmonaut A. Nikolayev; currently retired; hobbies: Reading, music, theatre.

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