Viktor Gorbatko, Russian cosmonaut, Died at 82


Viktor Vasilyevich Gorbatko was born on December 3, 1934, and died on May 17, 2017.

He was a Soviet cosmonaut.

He flew on the Soyuz 7, Soyuz 24, and Soyuz 37 missions.

He was raised in the Northern Caucasus settlement of Ventsy-Zarya in the Gulkevich district.

He had four siblings, an older brother, Boris, two older sisters, Elena and Valentina, and Ludmila, the youngest sibling.

He was given the opportunity to learn from Nadezdha Karaulova who taught from ABC books that were often censored by the Nazi’s of everything that had to do with the Soviet histories.

He completed seventh grade in 1949 and then attended a secondary school in the Novokubanski district

Viktor Gorbatko passed away at 82 years old.