Former Russian Cosmonaut, Valeri Polyakov, dies at 80

A former Russian cosmonaut named Valeri Vladimirovich Polyakov has held the record for the longest single stay in space, spending more than 14 months on board the Mir space station. He has spent more than 22 months in space overall.

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Death of Valeri Polyakov, who made the longest single space flight

Russian space agency stated on Monday that Valery Polyakov, the Soviet cosmonaut who established the record for the longest single space mission, has passed away at the age of 80.

On January 8, 1994, Polyakov and two other people launched on a two-day voyage to the Soviet space station Mir, beginning his record-breaking 437 days in space. Before landing on March 22, 1995, he completed more than 7,000 Earth orbits while aboard Mir.

Polyakov refused to exit the Soyuz spacecraft after landing, as is customary to allow for the body’s acclimation to gravity. After being assisted to exit on his own, he made his way to a neighboring transport vehicle on foot.

Valeri Polyakov Age, Family, and Early Life 

On April 27, 1942, in Tula, USSR, Polyakov was born. Polyakov legally changed his name after being adopted by his stepfather in 1957. He was born Valeri Ivanovich Korshunov.

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He was 80 years old when he passed away.

Valeri Polyakov Career, What was his Profession?

Former Russian cosmonaut Valeri Vladimirovich Polyakov is from Russia. With a stay of more than 14 months on the Mir space station in one voyage, he holds the record for the longest single space stay. His total time spent in space is more than 22 months.

Polyakov, who was chosen as a cosmonaut in 1972, made his first space trip in 1988 on the Soyuz TM-6. After 240 days, he arrived back on Earth on the TM-7. In 1994-1995, Polyakov successfully completed his second space mission, clocking 437 days in space between the Soyuz TM-18 launch and the TM-20 landing, breaking the previous record for the longest continuous period of human spaceflight.

Which school and college did he go to?

He received his education at Tula Secondary School No. 4, where he earned his diploma in 1959.

He enrolled at the I. M. Sechenov First Moscow Medical Institute, from which he received a doctorate. After that, he began studying astronautics medicine at the Institute of Medical and Biological Problems, Ministry of Public Health, in Moscow. After Boris Yegorov, the first doctor in space flew aboard Voskhod 1 in 1964, Polyakov committed himself to the study of space medicine.

Valeri Polyakov Net Worth, How much does he earn?

There are no details on the net worth and earnings of Valeri Polyakov at the moment.

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Valeri Polyakov Wife, What was his relationship?

The married life of Valeri Polyakov is under review. We have no details on if he was married or not.

Is he available on any social media platforms?

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Hair ColourBlack
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Sexual OrientationStraight 

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