Yuri Romanenko is a cosmonaut who was born on August 1, 1944, in Koltubanovsky,
Romanenko became a cosmonaut in 1970. He has spent over 431 days in space aboard
3 spaceflights. In 1977, Romanenko flew aboard Soyuz 26. The crew activated the
Salyut 6 space station and lived aboard it for 96 days.
Romanenko made his second flight in 1980 aboard Soyuz 38. This was an
Interkosmos mission which visited Salyut 6. In 1987, he spent 11 months aboard
the Mir space station. During this time, Romanenko activated the station and
made 3 spacewalks.
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