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Vladislav Volkov

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Vladislav Volkov

Vladislav Nikolayevich Volkov (Russian: Владислав Николаевич Волков; born November 23, 1935, MoscowJune 30, 1971) was a Soviet cosmonaut who flew on the Soyuz 7 and Soyuz 11 missions.

He had the unfortunate distinction of being part of the second crew to die during a space flight on Soyuz 11.

After a normal re-entry, the capsule was opened and the crew was found dead. It was discovered that a valve had opened just prior to leaving orbit that had allowed the capsule's atmosphere to vent away into space, suffocating the crew.

The Volkov crater on the Moon is named in his honor.de:Wladislaw Nikolajewitsch Wolkow ru:Волков, Владислав Николаевич

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