Time in space 37d 11h 36m
|Selection Air Force Group 2|
First space flight Soyuz 17
Name Aleksei Gubarev
Other occupation Pilot
|Born 29 March 1931
Gvardeitsi, Samara Oblast, USSR (1931-03-29) |
Awards Hero of the Soviet Union (2) Order of Lenin (2)
Died February 21, 2015, Moscow, Russia
Rank Major general, Soviet Naval Aviation
Similar People Vladimir Remek, Georgy Grechko, Oldrich Pelcak
Space missions Soyuz 28, Soyuz 17
Pt 1/2 - Soyuz 28: These wonderful moments (Эти прекрасные мгновения) russian
Aleksei Aleksandrovich Gubarev (Russian: Алексе́й Алекса́ндрович Гу́барев; 29 March 1931 – 21 February 2015) was a Soviet cosmonaut who flew on two space flights: Soyuz 17 and Soyuz 28.
Gubarev graduated from the Soviet Naval Aviation School in 1952 and went on to serve with the Soviet Air Force. He undertook further studies at the Gagarin Air Force Academy before being accepted into the space programme.
He was originally trained for the Soviet lunar programme and for military Soyuz flights before training for Salyut missions. His next mission, in 1978, was Soyuz 28, the first Interkosmos flight, where he was accompanied by Vladimír Remek from Czechoslovakia.
He resigned as a cosmonaut in 1981 and took up an administrative position at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre.
In the 1980s he worked at the 30th Central Scientific Research Institute, Ministry of Defence (Russia).
His awards includes the Gagarin Gold Medal, which was bestowed upon him twice. He was an honorary citizen of Kaluga, Arkalyk, Tselinograd, and Prague.
Gubarev published a book, The Attraction of Weightlessness, in 1982.
Gubarev died at the age of 83 on 21 February 2015.
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