Biographies of USSR / Russian Cosmonauts

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Valeri Aleksandrovich

USSR

Personal data

Birthdate:  08.06.1930
Birthplace:  Yenakiyevo / Donetsk Oblast / Ukrainian SSR
Marital status:  married
Children:  one
Selection date:  27.05.1968
Selection group:  Korolyov-Group / Mishin-Group / TsKBEM-1
Position:  Test Cosmonaut (TC)
Status:  Ret. 01.07.1982
Date of death:  10.11.2012
Place of death:  ?

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1        
2        
3        
4        
5        
6        
7        
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Double assignments

No. Mission Position
1  Soyuz 9  Flight Engineer
2  Soyuz 13  Flight Engineer

Additional information

Miner, then engineer; graduated from Moscow Aviation Institute, 1954; was involved in the development of Vostok, Voskhod and Soyuz spacecrafts; was selected as cosmonaut on 27.05.1968 (TsKBEM-1); he was assigned as flight engineer on Soyuz 13; but he and his crewmate Commander Lev Vorobiyov had personal differences (prime crew was then grounded); later engineer at NPOE; until his death retired.

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