Valery Bykovsky was a cosmonaut who was born on August 2, 1934, in the
Bykovsky became a cosmonaut in 1960. He has spent over 26 days in space
on two spaceflights.
In 1963, Bykovsky flew aboard Vostok 5. This mission holds the record
for the longest ever flown (5 days) by a single astronaut.
In 1976, Bykovsky commanded Soyuz 22. The crew spent 21 days in space.
He resigned in 1988.
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