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Valeri Kubasov

Valeri Kubasov

  • Status: Deceased
  • In Space: No
  • Date of Birth: 01/07/1935
  • Date of Death: 02/19/2014
  • First Flight: 10/11/1969
  • Last Flight: 05/26/1980


Valeri Kubasov, a Russian astronaut affiliated with the government agency Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS), embarked on 3 space flights and engaging in 0 spacewalks during his/her career as an astronaut.

Valeri Nikolayevich Kubasov (Russian: Вале́рий Никола́евич Куба́сов; 7 January 1935 – 19 February 2014) was a Soviet/Russian cosmonaut who flew on two missions in the Soyuz programme as a flight engineer: Soyuz 6 and Soyuz 19 (the Apollo–Soyuz mission), and commanded Soyuz 36 in the Intercosmos programme. On 21 July 1975, the Soyuz 7K-TM module used for ASTP landed in Kazakhstan at 5:51 p.m. and Kubasov was the first to exit the craft. Kubasov performed the first welding experiments in space, along with Georgy Shonin.

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