Gennadi Strekalov

1940 - 2004

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Gennady Mikhailovich Strekalov (Russian: Генна́дий Миха́йлович Стрека́лов; 26 October 1940 – 25 December 2004) was an engineer, cosmonaut, and administrator at Russian aerospace firm RSC Energia. He flew into space five times and lived aboard the Salyut 6, Salyut 7, and Mir space stations, spending over 268 days in space. The catastrophic explosion of a Soyuz rocket in 1983 led to him being one of only four people to use a launch escape system. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gennadi Strekalov has received more than 42,098 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Gennadi Strekalov is the 132nd most popular astronaut (down from 113th in 2019), the 1,408th most popular biography from Russia (down from 1,170th in 2019) and the 44th most popular Astronaut.

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Among astronauts, Gennadi Strekalov ranks 132 out of 524Before him are Aleksei Yeliseyev, Wubbo Ockels, Dumitru Prunariu, Rusty Schweickart, Vyacheslav Zudov, and Valery Ryumin. After him are Kathryn D. Sullivan, Anna Lee Fisher, Mae Jemison, Gennady Sarafanov, Barbara Morgan, and Vitaly Zholobov.

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Among people born in 1940, Gennadi Strekalov ranks 292Before him are Claus Offe, Philippe Léotard, Brigitte Hamann, Arlette Laguiller, Miguel Ángel Rodríguez, and Graham Allison. After him are Luis María Echeberría, Amjad Khan, Zhanna Prokhorenko, Lill Lindfors, Uwe Timm, and William Cohen. Among people deceased in 2004, Gennadi Strekalov ranks 162Before him are Evelyn Mase, Rogelio Domínguez, Christl Cranz, Rodney Dangerfield, Alicia Markova, and Luis E. Miramontes. After him are Bryce DeWitt, Hasse Ekman, Bror Mellberg, Daniel J. Boorstin, Augusto da Costa, and Daouda Malam Wanké.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Gennadi Strekalov ranks 1,408 out of 3,262Before him are Valery Ryumin (1939), Alexander Rou (1906), Yevgeny Kafelnikov (1974), Dmitry Lavrinenko (1914), Aleksandr Stoletov (1839), and Apollon Maykov (1821). After him are Nadezhda Popova (1921), Nikolay Bauman (1873), Sergei Yursky (1935), Lev Chernyi (1890), Vasily Lebedev-Kumach (1898), and Konstantin Batyushkov (1787).

Among ASTRONAUTS In Russia

Among astronauts born in Russia, Gennadi Strekalov ranks 44Before him are Lev Dyomin (1926), Valentin Lebedev (1942), Valery Rozhdestvensky (1939), Aleksei Yeliseyev (1934), Vyacheslav Zudov (1942), and Valery Ryumin (1939). After him are Gennady Sarafanov (1942), Vitaly Sevastyanov (1935), Pavel Vinogradov (1953), Valentina Ponomaryova (1933), Yury Malyshev (1941), and Valeri Tokarev (1952).