ASTRONAUT

Valentin Bondarenko

1937 - 1961

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Valentin Vasiliyevich Bondarenko (Ukrainian: Валентин Васильевич 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 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 246,295 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia. Valentin Bondarenko is the 52nd most popular astronaut (up from 55th in 2019), the 282nd most popular biography from Ukraine (up from 294th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Ukrainian Astronaut.

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Among ASTRONAUTS

Among astronauts, Valentin Bondarenko ranks 52 out of 524Before him are Viktor Patsayev, Pavel Belyayev, Mirosław Hermaszewski, Sergei Krikalev, Gordon Cooper, and Toktar Aubakirov. After him are Ronald Evans, Viktor Gorbatko, Roger B. Chaffee, Jügderdemidiin Gürragchaa, Dick Scobee, and Wally Schirra.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1937, Valentin Bondarenko ranks 133Before him are Nur Hassan Hussein, Tom Courtenay, Bella Akhmadulina, Mitsuo Kamata, Ted Nelson, and Dick Dale. After him are Ratan Tata, Naji al-Ali, Eduard Streltsov, Alberto Spencer, Joseph Estrada, and Lusine Zakaryan. Among people deceased in 1961, Valentin Bondarenko ranks 49Before him are Max Simon, Lucian Blaga, Archduchess Maria Annunciata of Austria, Clark Ashton Smith, Robert Garrett, and Princess Dagmar of Denmark. After him are Henri Breuil, Paul Ramadier, Fyodor Kuznetsov, Seyyed Hossein Borujerdi, Milan Stojadinović, and Hélène Dutrieu.

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In Ukraine

Among people born in Ukraine, Valentin Bondarenko ranks 282 out of 913Before him are Sergey Kamenev (1881), Mark Taimanov (1926), Zbigniew Herbert (1924), Alexander Rutskoy (1947), Alexander Georg von Bunge (1803), and Theophan Prokopovich (1681). After him are Igor Moiseyev (1906), Alfred J. Lotka (1880), Vasyl Sukhomlynsky (1918), Anna Walentynowicz (1929), Ivan Poddubny (1871), and Naftali Herz Imber (1856).

Among ASTRONAUTS In Ukraine

Among astronauts born in Ukraine, Valentin Bondarenko ranks 4Before him are Pavel Popovich (1930), Georgy Dobrovolsky (1928), and Mirosław Hermaszewski (1941). After him are Georgy Beregovoy (1921), Vladimir Lyakhov (1941), Leonid Kizim (1941), Leonid Popov (1945), Leonid Kadeniuk (1951), Vitaly Zholobov (1937), Georgy Shonin (1935), and Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Volkov (1948).