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Vladimir Komarov

Vladimir KomarovAKA Vladimir Mikhaylovich Komarov

Born: 16-Mar-1927
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: 24-Apr-1967
Location of death: Kazakhstan
Cause of death: Accident - Misc
Remains: Cremated, Kremlin, Moscow, Russia

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Astronaut

Nationality: Russia
Executive summary: Pilot of Soyuz 1 plunged to his death

Military service: Soviet Air Force

First to die in a space accident, when on 23 April 1967 the Soyuz 1 spacecraft he was piloting developed parachute problems and he plunged to earth.

Wife: Valentina Yakovlevna Kiselyova (one son, one daughter)
Son: Yevgeni
Daughter: Irina

    University: Zhukovsky Air Force Engineering Academy, Moscow (1959)

    Order of Lenin
    Hero of the Soviet Union
    Asteroid Namesake 1836 Komarov



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