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Lev Vasiliyevich

USSR

Personal data

Birthdate:  24.02.1931
Birthplace:  Borovichi / Novgorod Oblast / Russian SFSR
Marital status:  married
Children:  none
Selection date:  08.01.1963
Selection group:  TsPK-2
Position:  Test Cosmonaut (TC)
Status:  Ret. 28.06.1974
Date of death:  12.05.2010
Place of death:  ?

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
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Double assignments

No. Mission Position
1  Soyuz 13  Commander

Additional information

Graduated from Military Pilot School, Bataisk, 1952, graduated from Air Force Military Academy, Monino, 1955; Colonel and pilot, Soviet Air Forces, Res.; was selected as cosmonaut on 08.01.1963 (TsPK-2); OKP (cosmonaut basic training): 1/63 - 21.01.1965; he was assigned for Soyuz 13, but he and his crewmate flight engineer Valeri Yazdovsky had personal differences (prime crew was then grounded); retired on 28.06.1974 because of political differences; he worked at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre; retired from active military duty, 1986.

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Last update on December 14, 2010.