Valery Ryumin is a cosmonaut who was born on August 16, 1939, in
Ryumin became a cosmonaut in 1973. He has spent over 362 days in space
on 3 spaceflights. In 1977, Ryumin flew aboard Soyuz 25. The spacecraft
had technical problems and had to return to Earth.
In 1979, he flew aboard Salyut 6 space station. The crew spent 6 months
performing astronomical observations. In 1980, Ryumin
returned to Salyut 6 for 184 days.
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