Yury Artyukhin

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Yury Petrovich Artyukhin
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Cosmonaut
Nationality Soviet
Born (1930-06-22)June 22, 1930
Pershutino, Moscow Oblast, Russia
Died August 4, 1998(1998-08-04) (aged 68)
Zvyozdny Gorodok, Russia
Other occupation
Pilot
Rank Colonel, Soviet Air Force
Time in space
15d 17h 30m
Selection Air Force Group 2
Missions Soyuz 14
Awards Hero of the Soviet Union Order of Lenin

Yury Petrovich Artyukhin (Russian: Ю́рий Петро́вич Артю́хин; June 22, 1930 – August 4, 1998) was a Soviet Russian cosmonaut and engineer who made a single flight into space.

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 of cancer on August 4, 1998.

He was awarded: