February 21, 2015 died twice Hero of the Soviet Union, Soviet cosmonaut Alexei Alexandrovich Gubarev.
AA Gubarev made two space flights, during which the air communication between the spacecraft and Earth astronaut sounded the call: "Zenith".
In the first flight AA Gubarev went as commander of spacecraft "Soyuz-17" with GM Grechko. Space mission on board the long-term orbital station "Salyut-4" lasted 29 days from 11 January to 9 February 1975.
In the second flight of Soviet cosmonaut again led the crew. This time, his colleague was the first Czechoslovak cosmonaut Vladimir Remek. Flight crew "Soyuz-28" and the expedition to the station "Salyut-6" held in the framework of the program "Intercosmos". Launch was held on 2 March, and landing - March 10, 1978.
Cosmonaut Alexei Alexandrovich Gubarev
Two flight AA Gubarev was twice awarded the title of Hero of the Soviet Union. After the first flight, he was awarded the title of Soviet cosmonaut.
Before flying in space AA Gubarev came from aviation. He was promoted from cadet Navy mine-torpedo Aviation School's Black Sea Fleet, combat pilot, squadron commander of Naval Aviation Regiment, the listener Air Force Academy to major general aviation.
Aleksei Gubarev almost twenty years was a member of the cosmonaut corps. In addition to successes in its main vocation - space exploration, Alexei Alexandrovich was held as a writer and scholar. In light of his book "The attraction of weightlessness" and "The orbit of life," he has published 16 scientific papers, defended his doctoral dissertation.
ROSCOSMOS Press Release: http://www.federalspace.ru/21322/
Cosmonaut Alexei Alexandrovich Gubarev biography: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aleksei_Gubarev
Press Service of the Russian Federal Space Agency/ROSCOSMOS/Translation: Orbiter.ch Aerospace.