Nikolai Rukavishnikov is a cosmonaut who was born on September 18, 1932, in
Rukavishnikov became a cosmonaut in 1967. He has spent over 240 hours in space
on 3 spaceflights. In 1971, Rukavishnikov flew aboard Soyuz 10. The spacecraft
had technical problems and had to return to Earth.
In 1974, he flew aboard Soyuz 16. In 1979, Rukavishnikov flew aboard Soyuz 33.
The crew had to return to Earth because of technical problems.
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