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 Valeri Vladimirovich Polyakov

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Valeri Vladimirovich Polyakov Famous memorial

Birth
Tula, Tula Oblast, Russia
Death
19 Sep 2022 (aged 80)
Burial
Burial Details Unknown
Memorial ID
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Cosmonaut. He was born Valeri Ivanovich Korshunov, he was chosen to be a Russian cosmonaut on March 22, 1972 from Medical Group 3. After a period of training he made his first flight in 1988 onboard Soyuz TM-6 to the Mir's space station where he spent 240 days before returning to earth onboard Soyuz TM-7. He made his second flight to the Mir's space station onboard Soyuz TM-18 where he spent 437 days before returning onboard Soyuz TM-20 on March 22, 1995. On his second flight he set the record for the most consecutive days spent in space, that stood until 1999. He won numerous awards for his achievements in space flight that included Hero of the Soviet Union, Hero of the Russian Federation, Order of Lenin, Order of the Legion of Honour and the Order of Parasat. He retired from his position of cosmonaut in June of 1995.

Cosmonaut. He was born Valeri Ivanovich Korshunov, he was chosen to be a Russian cosmonaut on March 22, 1972 from Medical Group 3. After a period of training he made his first flight in 1988 onboard Soyuz TM-6 to the Mir's space station where he spent 240 days before returning to earth onboard Soyuz TM-7. He made his second flight to the Mir's space station onboard Soyuz TM-18 where he spent 437 days before returning onboard Soyuz TM-20 on March 22, 1995. On his second flight he set the record for the most consecutive days spent in space, that stood until 1999. He won numerous awards for his achievements in space flight that included Hero of the Soviet Union, Hero of the Russian Federation, Order of Lenin, Order of the Legion of Honour and the Order of Parasat. He retired from his position of cosmonaut in June of 1995.

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