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Gennadi Strekalov

Gennadi Strekalov

  • Status: Deceased
  • In Space: No
  • Date of Birth: 10/26/1940
  • Date of Death: 12/25/2004
  • First Flight: 11/27/1980
  • Last Flight: 03/14/1995


Gennadi Strekalov, a Russian astronaut affiliated with the government agency Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS), embarked on 6 space flights and engaging in 6 spacewalks during his/her career as an astronaut.

Gennadi Mikhailovich Strekalov (Russian: Генна́дий Миха́йлович Стрека́лов; October 26, 1940 – December 25, 2004) was an engineer, cosmonaut, and administrator at Russian aerospace firm RSC Energia. He flew into space five times and lived aboard the Salyut-6, Salyut-7, and Mir space stations, spending over 268 days in space. The catastrophic explosion of a Soyuz rocket in 1983 led to him being one of only two people to use a launch escape system.

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