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Валерий Ильич Рождественский

Birthplace: Ленинград, Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg, Russia (Russian Federation)
Death: August 31, 2011 (72)
Звёздный городок, Zvyozdny gorodok, Shchyolkovsky District, Moscow Oblast, Russia (Russian Federation)
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Son of Илья Александрович Рождественский and Нона Михайловна Рождественская
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Occupation: Cosmonaut, Flight Engineer on Soyuz 23
Managed by: Piet Roestenburg
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About Valery Ilyich Rozhdestvensky

Valery Ilyich Rozhdestvensky (Russian: Валерий Ильич Рождественский, 13 February 1939 – 31 August 2011) was a Soviet cosmonaut.

Rozhdestvensky was born in Leningrad and graduated from the Higher Military Engineering School of Soviet Navy in Pushkin in engineering. From 1961 to 1965 he was commander of a deepsea diving unit in the Baltic Sea War Fleet.

Rozhdestvensky was selected as a cosmonaut on 23 October 1965 and flew as Flight Engineer on Soyuz 23.[1] After his space flight he continued to work with the space program at the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center. He retired on 24 June 1986 and worked with Metropolis Industries. He was married with one child. He died on 31 August 2011 at the age of 72

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February 13, 1939
Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg, Russia
August 31, 2011
Age 72
Zvyozdny gorodok, Shchyolkovsky District, Moscow Oblast, Russia