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Aleksei Aleksandrovich Gubarev
Born March 29, 1931(1931-03-29) (age 90)
Place of birth Gvardeitsi, Samara Oblast, USSR
Rank Major General, Soviet Naval Air Force
Awards 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.

Biography[]

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.[1]

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.

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