Vladimir Vasyutin, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Vladimir Vasyutin

Soviet cosmonaut

Date of Birth: 08-Mar-1952

Place of Birth: Kharkiv, Kharkiv Oblast, Ukraine

Date of Death: 19-Jul-2002

Profession: astronaut, aircraft pilot

Zodiac Sign: Pisces

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About Vladimir Vasyutin

  • Vladimir Vladimirovich Vasyutin (Russian: ??a????p B?a????po??? ???????; 8 March 1952 – 19 July 2002) was a Soviet cosmonaut. He was selected as a cosmonaut on 1 December 1978 (TsPK-6).
  • He retired on 25 February 1986.Vasyutin was assigned to the TKS program for a new generation of manned military spacecraft that would be docked to the existing Salyut space stations. He flew as the Commander on Soyuz T-14 to the Salyut 7 space station, for part of the long-duration mission Salyut 7 EO-4.
  • He spent 64 days 21 hours 52 minutes in space.
  • The TKS module was already docked to the Salyut and Vasyutin was due to lead an extended programme of military space experiments.
  • However Vasyutin fell ill soon after arriving at the station and was unable to perform his duties.
  • Although he was originally scheduled to have a six-month stay aboard Salyut 7, his illness forced the crew to make an emergency return to Earth after only two months.
  • His illness is said to have been caused by a prostate infection, which had manifested itself as inflammation and a fever.He graduated from Higher Air Force School and from Test Pilot School, both in Kharkov.
  • He was a Lieutenant General in the Soviet Air Forces, and took cosmonaut basic training in August 1976.
  • He retired for medical reasons.
  • He later became Deputy Faculty Chief, VVA - Gagarin Air Force Academy, Monino.He was married and had two children.
  • He died of cancer.

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