posted on Sep, 2 2011 @ 01:19 PM
I can't find any earlier announcements of this.
Russian link: www.polit.ru...
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: www.astronautix.com...