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Kubasov Valeriy

( The astronaut Russia.)

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Astronaut Russia. Born January 7, 1935 in the city Vyazniki Vladimir region in a family of employees. Also in 1952 he graduated from high school with silver medal. Even at school wanted to build airplanes, and therefore acted in the same year in the Moscow Aviation Institute named after Sergo Ordzhonikidze. He graduated from the Institute in 1958 and was assigned to work in OKB-1 (CB Queen) in the Department of ballistics. In 1966 he enlisted in the detachment of Soviet cosmonauts (1966 a group of civilian experts? 5). It has been fully trained to fly on ships such as "Union". Preparing for the lunar program of the USSR. He was a member of the backup crew of the Soyuz-2 "(with Andrian Grigorievich Nikolaev and Viktor Gorbatko), the start which was scheduled for April 24, 1967. Because of your concerns on board the Soyuz-1 ", the launch of the Soyuz-2" was canceled.

He was a member of the backup crew of the Soyuz-5 "(with Anatoli Filipchenko and Viktor Gorbatko) during launch on Jan. 15, 1969. His first space flight made 11-16 October 1969 as a flight engineer of Soyuz-6 "(together with Georgi Shonin). During the flight the first time in the world performed experiments on welding in space. Length of stay in space was 4 days 22 hours 42 minutes 47 seconds. In the future, are trained to fly aboard the space station type "Salute" (DOS). He was a member of the backup crew of the Soyuz-10 "(with Alexei Leonov and Peter Ivanovich Kolodin) during the launch April 22, 1971. Trained in the core crew of the Soyuz-11 "(with Alexei Leonov and Peter Ivanovich Kolodin). Because of health problems Kubasov's entire crew was suspended from flying off into space and their doubles. In 1973 he was included in one of the crew are trained in the program of Soviet-American space flight (EPAS). His second space flight made from 15 to 21 July 1975 as a flight engineer of Soyuz-19 "(with Alexei Leonov) program EPAS.

During the flight was carried out the world's first manned docking of two ships of different countries - the Soviet "Soyuz-19" and the American "Apollo". Length of stay in space was 5 days 22 hours 30 minutes 51 seconds. In the future, are trained to fly on the program of cooperation with the socialist countries of the Intercosmos. He was a member of the backup of the Soviet-Polish crew (together with the Polish cosmonaut Zenon JANKOWSKI) spacecraft "Soyuz-30" during the launch June 27, 1978. His third space flight began May 26, 1980 as commander of the spacecraft "Soyuz-36" (jointly with the Hungarian cosmonaut Bertalan FARKAS). He worked on board the orbital station Salyut-7 "-" Soyuz-35 "(crew Leonid Popov and Valery Ryumin) - Soyuz-36". Returned to Earth June 3, 1980 in a spacecraft "Soyuz-35". Length of stay in space was 7 days 20 hours 45 minutes 44 seconds. Over 3 flights flown in space 18 days 17 hours 59 minutes 22 seconds. In 1980 he resigned from the cosmonaut corps, and so far works as the Deputy Head of RSC Energia.

PhD (1968).

Twice Hero of the Soviet Union (Decrees of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of 22 October 1969 and July 22, 1975). He was awarded three Orders of Lenin and medals. The hero of the Hungarian People's Republic of. Awarded a gold medal Tsiolkovsky Academy of Sciences of the USSR and the gold medal at the Gagarin (FAI). He was awarded a gold medal "For merits in development of science and humankind" (Czechoslovak Socialist Republic) and the Medal "National technique" (Yugoslavia). Honorary citizen of Kaluga, Vladimir, Vyazniki (Russia), Karaganda, Arkalyk (Kazakhstan), New York, Houston, San Francisco, Atlanta, Nashville, Salt Lake City (USA).

Author of books "interplanetary flights," "Touching the cosmos."


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