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|COLONEL YURIY P. ARTYUKHIN|
Born: June 22, 1930 in Pershutino, Moscow Oblast, Russia
Died: August 4, 1998 in Zvyozdny Gorodok, Russia
Artyukhin, Yuri Petrovich (1930-1998) Russian engineer
cosmonaut. Flew on Soyuz 14. Member of first military space station
Pilot and cosmonaut and Hero of the Soviet Union, he belonged to the
group of cosmonauts of the second recruitment. Artyukhin made his first and last
space flight in 1974 on the Soyuz 14 transport vehicle. After that mission, he
worked in the cosmonaut training centre, R&D association Molniya, and was
directly involved in the development of the Russian shuttle Buran. Artyuhkin
died at the age of 68 after a long illness. He was given the last tributes in
the House of Cosmonauts in Star City. The burial ceremony was accompanied by the
military honours to the dead.
Spaceflights: 1 .
Total time in space: 15.73 days.