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Gennadi Strekalov

Russian cosmonaut

Died when: 64 years 60 days (769 months)
Star Sign: Scorpio

 

Gennadi Strekalov

Gennadi Mikhailovich Strekalov (Russian: Генна́дий Миха́йлович Стрека́лов), 26 October 1940 – 25 December 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 four people to use a launch escape system.

He was decorated twice as Hero of the Soviet Union.


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