The oldest cosmonaut in the world Vladimir Shatalov dies

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The oldest cosmonaut on earth Vladimir Shatalov died at the age of 94. Shatalov made three space flights in the late 60s – early 70s.

Vladimir Aleksandrovich was born in Petropavlovsk (Kazakhstan), was a professional pilot – when he was enrolled in the cosmonaut corps, he flew 2,500 hours. He became the first Soviet cosmonaut to complete three flights.

At the end of space flights, Vladimir Shatalov was the Air Force Deputy Chief for Space, headed the Cosmonaut Training Center. After the death of American astronaut John Glenn, Shatalov became the oldest astronaut on the planet.

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