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|Aleksei Aleksandrovich Gubarev|
|Born||March 29, 1931(age 90)|
|Place of birth||Gvardeitsi, Samara Oblast, USSR|
|Rank||Major General, Soviet Naval Air Force|
Hero of the Soviet Union(2)|
Order of Lenin (2)
Aleksei Aleksandrovich Gubarev (Russian: Алексе́й Алекса́ндрович Гу́барев; born March 29, 1931) was a Soviet cosmonaut who flew on two space flights: Soyuz 17 and Soyuz 28.
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 Intercosmos flight, where he was accompanied by Vladimír Remek from Czechoslovakia.
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
- Twice Hero of the Soviet Union
- Pilot-Cosmonaut of the USSR
- Two Orders of Lenin
- Medal "For Merit in Space Exploration" (Russian Federation)
- Medal "For the Development of Virgin Lands"
- Hero of the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic
- Order of Klement Gottwald (Czechoslovak Socialist Republic)
- Medal "For Strengthening Military Cooperation" (Czechoslovak Socialist Republic)
- Medal "For Sino-Soviet Friendship" (People's Republic of China)
- Medal "Brotherhood in Arms" (German Democratic Republic)
- Biographies of USSR / Russian Cosmonauts: Gubarev. Spacefacts.de
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