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Valery Polyakov

Valery Polyakov is a cosmonaut who was born on April 27, 1942, in Tula.

Polyakov became a cosmonaut in 1972. He flew aboard the Mir Space Station in 1988. He studied how space affects on humans during his 8-month stay.



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