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Georgy Dobrovolsky

Georgy Dobrovolsky

  • Status: Lost In Flight
  • In Space: No
  • Date of Birth: 06/01/1928
  • Date of Death: 06/30/1971
  • First Flight: 06/06/1971
  • Last Flight: 06/06/1971


Georgy Dobrovolsky, a Russian astronaut affiliated with the government agency Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS), embarked on 1 space flights and engaging in 0 spacewalks during his/her career as an astronaut.

Georgiy Timofeyevich Dobrovolsky (Russian: Гео́ргий Тимофе́евич Доброво́льский; June 1, 1928 – June 30, 1971) was a Soviet cosmonaut who served on the three-man crew of the Soyuz 11 spacecraft. They became the world’s first space station crew aboard Salyut 1, but died in space due to asphyxiation due to an accidentally opened valve. They were the first and, as of 2018, the only humans to have died in space.

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