Biographies of International Astronauts

Bui

Thanh Liem

Vietnam

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Personal data

Birthdate:  30.06.1949
Birthplace:  Hanoi
Marital status:  married
Children:  one
Selection date:  ??.04.1979
Selection group:  Interkosmos-3
Position:  Research Cosmonaut (RC)
Status:  Ret. 31.07.1980
Date of death:  26.09.1981
Place of death:  ?

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
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Double assignments

No. Mission Position
1  Soyuz 37  Research Cosmonaut

Additional information

Captain and fighter pilot, Vietnam Air Force pilot; flew many combat missions during the Vietnam war; graduated from Gagarin Military Academy, Monino, 1978; was selected as double for Soyuz 37; died in a MiG-21 airplane crash.

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