Cosmonaut Pavel Popovich (b.1930) died on September 30 following a stroke. Popovich flew aboard the Vostok 4 in 1962 and the Soyux 14 in 1974. Vostok 4 was part of the first dual space flight and Soyux 14 was the first successful mission to the Salyut 3 space station. Throughout the 1980s, he served as Deputy Chief of the Gagarin Cosmonauts Training Center. He was an advocate into the study of UFOs and claimed to have seen one on a flight from the US to Russia. An asteroid and an Antarctic mountain range are named in his honor.
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