Soviet cosmonaut Valery Bykovsky died
At the 85th year of his life, the cosmonaut, twice hero of the Soviet Union, Valery Bykovsky, died.
“On March 27, the USSR Pilot-Cosmonaut, twice Hero of the Soviet Union, Colonel Valery Fyodorovich Bykovsky, died on the 85th year of his life,” TASS quoted a representative of the Cosmonaut Training Center.
Bykovsky made three flights into space with a total duration of almost 21 days - in 1963, 1976 and 1978.
In 1965–1969, Bykovsky headed a group of Soviet cosmonauts who were trained under the Soviet programs for flying around the moon and landing on it.
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