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Nationality  Soviet
Role  Cosmonaut
Time in space  37d 11h 36m

Selection  Air Force Group 2
First space flight  Soyuz 17
Name  Aleksei Gubarev
Other occupation  Pilot
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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

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.

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Biography

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.

Honours and awards

  • Twice Hero of the Soviet Union
  • Pilot-Cosmonaut of the USSR
  • Two Orders of Lenin
  • Medal "For Merit in Space Exploration" (Russian Federation)
  • Medal "For the Development of Virgin Lands"
  • Foreign awards:

  • Hero of the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic
  • Order of Klement Gottwald (Czechoslovak Socialist Republic)
  • Medal "For Strengthening Military Cooperation" (Czechoslovak Socialist Republic)
  • Medal "For Sino-Soviet Friendship" (People's Republic of China)
  • Medal "Brotherhood in Arms" (German Democratic Republic)
  • References

    Aleksei Gubarev Wikipedia


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