1/1/1942 – 9/29/2005
First Flight: 8/26/1974
Last Flight: 8/26/1974
Gennadi Vasiliyevich Sarafanov ( b. January 1, 1942 in Sinenkiye, Saratov Oblast, Russia – d. September 29, 2005, Moscow) was a Soviet cosmonaut who flew on the Soyuz 15 spaceflight in 1974. This mission was intended to dock with the space station Salyut 3, but failed to do so after the docking system malfunctioned.
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.