First Flight: 1/15/1969
Last Flight: 4/22/1971
Aleksei Stanislavovich Yeliseyev (Russian: Алексей Станиславович Елисеев; born July 13, 1934) is a retired Soviet cosmonaut who flew on three missions in the Soyuz programme as a flight engineer: Soyuz 5, Soyuz 8, and Soyuz 10. Aleksei’s father was Lithuanian with the last name Kuraitis, who died in the Soviet’s Gulag as an enemy of the people. Aleksei uses his mother’s last name “Yeliseyev” so some regard him as also being a Lithuanian cosmonaut.
Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)
Administration: Administrator: Dmitry Rogozin
The Roscosmos State Corporation for Space Activities, commonly known as Roscosmos, is the governmental body responsible for the space science program of the Russian Federation and general aerospace research. Soyuz has many launch locations the Russian sites are Baikonur, Plesetsk and Vostochny however Ariane also purchases the vehicle and launches it from French Guiana.