Biographies of USSR / Russian Cosmonauts

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Valentin Stepanovich

USSR

Personal data

Birthdate:  15.08.1934
Birthplace:  Sukhaya Teryoshka / Talchinsky District / Pensa Oblast / Russian SFSR
Marital status:  married
Children:  one
Selection date:  28.04.1960
Selection group:  TsPK-1
Position:  Test Cosmonaut (TC)
Status:  Ret. 06.03.1961
Date of death:  02.10.1980
Place of death:  Moscow / Russian SFSR

Spaceflights

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Additional information

Graduated from Military Pilot School, Novosibirsk, 1955; Lieutenant Colonel, Soviet Air Force; was selected as cosmonaut on 28.04.1960 (TsPK-1); in July 1960 his spinal column was injured, when he was swimming; retired of medical reasons on 06.03.1961; then he worked on in the Soviet Space Program most recently as a flight instructor for new cosmonauts within the TsPK; died on complications of brain bleeding after a home accident.

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Last update on July 05, 2009.