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Cosmonaut Valeriy Rozhdestvenskiy has died

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posted on Sep, 2 2011 @ 01:19 PM
I can't find any earlier announcements of this.

Russian link:

Valeriy Rozhdestvenskiy has died, on Aug 31, age 73.

Pronounced -- rozh - D'YEST -- venn - skee

Trained as military-salyut flight engineer, but rendezvous failed
and he and Zudov made only manned splashdown in Soviet/russian
space history, in Lake Tengiz, October 16, 1976. Soyuz-23.

Rumors were that at least one of the recovery team drowned
during the night-long rescue, during which the
crew was given up for dead as well.

artist concept of nighttime splashdown:

posted on Sep, 2 2011 @ 08:35 PM
reply to post by JimOberg

I remember your account of that incident from Red Star in Orbit.

Счастливого пути, космонавт.

posted on Sep, 2 2011 @ 08:47 PM
I can't imagine the strength and endurance that he possessed to keep himself and his crewman alive during the time of his splash down.
May G_D rest his soul.
And peace to the cosmonauts.
(Violater1 slowly raises his right hand in salute, holds salute for 60 seconds and
returns to parade rest.)

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