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Gennady Strekalov

Gennady Strekalov is a cosmonaut who was born on October 28, 1940, in Moscow.

Strekalov became a cosmonaut in 1973. He has spent over 145 days in space on five spaceflights. In 1980, Strekalov flew aboard Soyuz T-3. The crew visited the Salyut 6 space station.

Strekalov made his second flight aboard Soyuz T-8 in 1983. Later that year, Strekalov was on the aborted mission of Soyuz T-10. Ninety seconds before launch the base rocket of the spacecraft broke out into a fire.

Strekalov had more luck in 1984, when he flew aboard Soyuz T-11. Strekalov made his last flight aboard the Mir Space Station in 1990. He spent 4 months performing several spacewalks.



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