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Boris Valentinovich

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Personal data

Birthdate:  18.12.1934
Birthplace:  Irkutsk / Irkutsk Oblast / Russian SFSR
Marital status:  married
Children:  two
Selection date:  07.03.1960
Selection group:  TsPK-1
Position:  Test Cosmonaut (TC)
Status:  Ret. 30.05.1990

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  Soyuz 5  Commander  15.01. - 18.01.1969 3d 00h 54m 
2  Soyuz 21  Commander  06.07. - 24.08.1976 49d 06h 23m 
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Total  52d 07h 17m 
           

Double assignments

No. Mission Position
1  Vostok 3  Pilot Cosmonaut
2  Vostok 4  Pilot Cosmonaut
3  Vostok 5  Pilot Cosmonaut
4  Voskhod 1  Commander
5  Soyuz 3  Commander
6  Soyuz 14  Commander
7  Soyuz 15  Commander

Additional information

Graduated from Military Pilot School, Novosibirsk, 1955; graduated from Zhukovsky Air Force Military Engineering Academy, 1968; candidate of technical sciences degree, 1980; Colonel and pilot, Soviet Air Forces, was selected as cosmonaut on 07.03.1960 (TsPK-1); OKP (cosmonaut basic training): 4/60 - 03.04.1961; was assigned as double for three Vostok-missions; from 1982 - 1990 Head of the Staff Directorate for Cosmonaut Training, Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center; since 17.03.1990 retired from all duties.

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