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Iurii Romanenko

Iurii Romanenko, USSR Cosmonaut.


  • Romanenko, Iurii was born in 1944.

  • Career

    • Took off on 6 February 1987 on a mission to the space station Mir. Spent 326 days in orbit. Returned to Earth on 29 December 1987.

      Matched the space endurance record set by 3 other Soviet cosmonauts in 1984 (L. Kizim, V. Solov’ev and Ol. Atkov on Saliut 7), opening a new age in Soviet space research. Has shown that a man can work effectively for as long as 11 months in space.

      Became a national hero.


    Religion is bad because it makes people base the way they run their lives on a falsehood.


    Every person has rights to express his or her opinion, but the opinion could be expressed if it was in accordance with the general interests of Soviet society.

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    Born 1944
    (age 73)