Yury Malyshev (cosmonaut)

Yury Vasilyevich Malyshev (Russian: Ю́рий Васи́льевич Ма́лышев) was born in the village Nikolayevsk, Stalingrad Oblast (Volgograd Oblast), USSR, on 27 August 1941. He studied in Taganrog's high school N24, 1949-1959. He was married with two children. He was selected as a cosmonaut on 7 May 1967. He retired on 20 July 1988. He died on 8 November 1999 in Zvyozdny Gorodok, Moscow Oblast, Russian Federation.

He was Commander of Soyuz T-2 (5–9 June 1980) and Soyuz T-11 (3–11 April 1984).

Yury Vasilyevich Malyshev
1980 CPA 5108
Yury Malyshev (left) and Vladimir Aksyonov (right) on a 1980 postage stamp
Born27 August 1941
Nikolayevsk, Volgograd Oblast, USSR
Died8 November 1999 (aged 58)
Zvyozdny Gorodok, Moscow Oblast, Russian Federation
Other occupation
RankColonel, Soviet Air Force
Time in space
11d 19h 59m
SelectionAir Force Group 4
MissionsSoyuz T-2, Soyuz T-11/Soyuz T-10
AwardsHero of the Soviet Union (2)
Order of Lenin (2) Ashoka Chakra

Honorary titles and awards


  • Co-author of the book 'USSR-India. At Space Orbit'

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