Valery Kubasov is a cosmonaut who was born on January 7, 1935, in Vyazniki,
Kubasov became a cosmonaut in 1966. He has spent over 19 days in space
aboard 3 spaceflights.
In 1969, Kubasov became the world's first space construction worker! He
operated a prototype welding unit during his stay aboard Soyuz 6. In 1975,
Kubasov flew his second mission of the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project. The Russian
crew docked with the American Apollo for 8 days doing a variety of experiments.
Kubasov made his last spaceflight aboard Soyuz 36 in 1980. The spacecraft
docked with the Salyut 6 space station for 8 days.
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