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|Yury Petrovich Artyukhin|
June 22, 1930|
Pershutino, Moscow Oblast, Russia
|Died||August 4, 1998
Zvyozdny Gorodok, Russia
|Rank||Colonel, Soviet Air Force|
|Time in space||15d 17h 30m|
|Selection||Air Force Group 2|
Artyukhin graduated from the Soviet Air Force Institute with a doctorate in engineering, specialising in military communication systems. He was selected for the space programme in 1963 and would have flown on the Voskhod 3 mission had it not been cancelled. He made his single flight on Soyuz 14 in 1974, where his area of expertise was presumably put to good use.
He left the space programme in 1982 and held various positions in space-related fields. Most notably, he was involved in the development of the Soviet space shuttle Buran and in cosmonaut training.
He died after a long battle with cancer.
He was awarded: