Valeri Kubasov

  • Born: (Vyazniki, Ivanovo Industrial Oblast, RSFSR, USSR)
  • Died: (Moscow, Russia)

Valeri Nikolayevich Kubasov (Вале́рий Никола́евич Куба́сов) was a Soviet/Russian cosmonaut who flew on two missions in the Soyuz programme as a flight engineer: Soyuz 6 and Soyuz 19 (the Apollo-Soyuz mission), and commanded Soyuz 36 in the Intercosmos programme.
On 21 July 1975, the Soyuz 7K-TM module used for ASTP landed in Kazakhstan at 5:51 p.m. and Kubasov was the first to exit the craft. Kubasov performed the first welding experiments in space, along with Georgy Shonin.


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