Yury Malyshev (cosmonaut)

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Yury Vasilyevich Malyshev
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Yury Malyshev (left) and Vladimir Aksyonov (right) on a 1980 postage stamp
Born(1941-08-27)27 August 1941
Died8 November 1999(1999-11-08) (aged 58)
AwardsHero of the Soviet Union (2)
Order of Lenin (2) Ashoka Chakra
Space career
RankColonel, Soviet Air Force
Time in space
11d 19h 59m
SelectionAir Force Group 4
MissionsSoyuz T-2, Soyuz T-11/Soyuz T-10

Yury Vasilyevich Malyshev (Russian: Ю́рий Васи́льевич Ма́лышев) was born in the village Nikolayevsk, Stalingrad Oblast (Volgograd Oblast), USSR, on 27 August 1941. He studied in Taganrog's high school N24, 1949-1959. He was married with two children. He was selected as a cosmonaut on 7 May 1967. He retired on 20 July 1988. He died on 8 November 1999 in Zvyozdny Gorodok, Moscow Oblast, Russian Federation.

He was Commander of Soyuz T-2 (5–9 June 1980) and Soyuz T-11 (3–11 April 1984).

Honorary titles and awards[edit]


  • Co-author of the book 'USSR-India. At Space Orbit'