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Valentin Bondarenko

1937 - 1961

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Valentin Vasylovych Bondarenko (Ukrainian: Валентин Васильович Бондаренко, Russian: Валентин Васильевич Бондаренко; 16 February 1937 – 23 March 1961) was a Soviet fighter pilot selected in 1960 for training as a cosmonaut. He died as the result of burns sustained in a fire during a 15-day low-pressure endurance experiment in Moscow. The Soviet government concealed the death, along with Bondarenko's membership in the cosmonaut corps, until 1980. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Valentin Bondarenko has received more than 303,482 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Valentin Bondarenko is the 45th most popular astronaut (up from 52nd in 2019), the 271st most popular biography from Ukraine (up from 282nd in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Ukrainian Astronaut.

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Among astronauts, Valentin Bondarenko ranks 45 out of 524Before him are Vladislav Volkov, Valeri Kubasov, Fred Haise, Vladimir Dzhanibekov, Vladimir Shatalov, and Pavel Belyayev. After him are Jean-Loup Chrétien, Ken Mattingly, Gordon Cooper, Wally Schirra, Thomas P. Stafford, and Mirosław Hermaszewski.

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Among people born in 1937, Valentin Bondarenko ranks 122Before him are Emerich Jenei, Tom Courtenay, Manuel Pinto da Costa, Edward Fox, Aleksandr Medved, and Monkey Punch. After him are Bella Akhmadulina, Eugen Doga, Amos Tversky, Carmen Pereira, Jovan Divjak, and Facundo Cabral. Among people deceased in 1961, Valentin Bondarenko ranks 42Before him are Werner Jaeger, Zoltán Tildy, Archduchess Maria Annunciata of Austria, Maya Deren, Clark Ashton Smith, and Herbert Pitman. After him are Anna May Wong, Henri Breuil, Fyodor Kuznetsov, Max Simon, Mei Lanfang, and Milan Stojadinović.

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In Ukraine

Among people born in Ukraine, Valentin Bondarenko ranks 271 out of 1,083Before him are Vsevolod II of Kiev (1104), Arseny Tarkovsky (1907), Vladimir Gelfand (1923), Denys Shmyhal (1975), Muhammad Asad (1900), and Maurycy Gottlieb (1856). After him are Moisei Uritsky (1873), Zbigniew Cybulski (1927), Dmitry Manuilsky (1883), Sergei Winogradsky (1856), Lina Kostenko (1930), and Vasyl Sukhomlynsky (1918).

Among ASTRONAUTS In Ukraine

Among astronauts born in Ukraine, Valentin Bondarenko ranks 3Before him are Pavel Popovich (1930) and Georgy Dobrovolsky (1928). After him are Mirosław Hermaszewski (1941), Georgy Beregovoy (1921), Leonid Popov (1945), Leonid Kizim (1941), Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Volkov (1948), Vladimir Lyakhov (1941), Leonid Kadeniuk (1951), Georgy Shonin (1935), and Vitaly Zholobov (1937).