Dumitru Dediu

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Dumitru Dediu (May 12, 1942 in Galaţi) was a cosmonaut of the Romanian Air Force.[1]


In 1978, Dediu was selected as the backup for Dumitru Prunariu for the Soyuz 40 mission. [2] He currently serves in the Romanian Army and lives in Bucharest.[citation needed] He died in July 2013.


  1. ^ Hall, Rex; David Shaler; Bert Vis (2005). Russia's cosmonauts: inside the Yuri Gagarin Training Center. Springer-Praxis books in space exploration. Birkhäuser. p. 211. ISBN 978-0-387-21894-6. 
  2. ^ Hooper, Gordon R. (1986). The Soviet cosmonaut team: a comprehensive guide to the men and women of the Soviet manned space programme. GRH Publications. pp. 53,65,237. ISBN 978-0-9511312-0-6.