Viktor Patsayev is a cosmonaut who was born on June 19, 1933, in Aktyubinsk,
Patsayev became a cosmonaut in 1966. He was kiiled aboard Soyuz 11 in 1971.
The spacecraft had docked with Salyut 1 and spent a record 24 days in space
during the mission. Upon re-entry to Earth, an air valve opened prematurely.
The crew was asphyxiated.
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