Valentin Bondarenko, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Valentin Bondarenko

Soviet cosmonaut

Date of Birth: 16-Feb-1937

Place of Birth: Kharkiv, Kharkiv Oblast, Ukraine

Date of Death: 23-Mar-1961

Profession: astronaut, aircraft pilot, explorer

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

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About Valentin Bondarenko

  • Valentin Vasiliyevich Bondarenko (Ukrainian: ???????? ?????????? ??????????, Russian: ???????? ?????????? ??????????; 16 February 1937 – 23 March 1961) was a Soviet fighter pilot selected in 1960 for training as a cosmonaut.
  • He died as the result of burns sustained in a fire during a 15-day low-pressure endurance experiment in Moscow.
  • The government concealed the death, along with Bondarenko's membership in the cosmonaut corps, until 1980.
  • A crater on the Moon's far side is named after him.

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