Aleksei Gubarev

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Aleksei Aleksandrovich Gubarev
Gubarev and Grechko.jpg
Aleksei Gubarev (left) and Georgi Grechko on a 1975 Soviet stamp
Cosmonaut
Nationality Soviet
Born (1931-03-29) 29 March 1931 (age 83)
Gvardeitsi, Samara Oblast, USSR
Other occupation
Pilot
Rank Major General, Soviet Naval Air Force
Time in space
37d 11h 36m
Selection Air Force Group 2
Missions Soyuz 17, Soyuz 28
Awards Hero of the Soviet Union(2)
Order of Lenin (2)

Aleksei Aleksandrovich Gubarev (Russian: Алексе́й Алекса́ндрович Гу́барев; born 29 March 1931) is a Soviet cosmonaut who flew on two space flights: Soyuz 17 and Soyuz 28.

Biography[edit]

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 acceptance 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.[1]

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 include (twice), and the Gagarin Gold Medal. He is an honorary citizen of Kaluga, Arkalyk, Tselinograd, and Prague.

Gubarev published a book, The Attraction of Weightlessness, in 1982.

Honours and awards[edit]

Foreign awards:

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