Yuri Glazkov


Yuri Nikolayevich Glazkov
Yuri Nikolayevich Glazkov photo.jpg
Born(1939-10-02)October 2, 1939
Died9 December 2008(2008-12-09) (aged 69)
Moscow, Russia
AwardsHero of the Soviet Union
Order of Lenin
Space career
RankMajor General, Russian Air Force
Time in space
17d 17h 25m
SelectionAir Force Group 3
MissionsSoyuz 24

Yury Nikolayevich Glazkov (Russian: Ю́рий Никола́евич Глазко́в; 2 October 1939 – 9 December 2008)[1][2] was a Soviet Air Force officer and a cosmonaut. Glazkov held the rank of major general in the Russian Air Force.


Born in Moscow, in the USSR, Glazkov graduated from Kharkov Military Engineering High School in 1962, receiving the candidate of technical sciences degree.

He served as a flight engineer in the Soviet Air Force before being selected as a cosmonaut on 23 October 1965. He flew as a Flight Engineer on the Soyuz 24 mission. He retired from the cosmonaut corps on 26 January 1982. After Soyuz 24, he was made a Hero of the Soviet Union.[2]

He was awarded a doctorate in technical sciences in 1974, and in 1989 he became the first Deputy Chief of Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center, a position from which he retired in May 2000.[1]

Glazkov wrote several books, including a technical guide to spacewalking, Outside Orbiting Spacecraft in 1977 and a book about space exploration, The World Around Us in 1986. Glazkov also authored several science-fiction novels. One of which, "Чёрное безмолвие" (The Black Silence) was illustrated by fellow cosmonaut Vladimir Dzhanibekov. It was published in 1987.

Glazkov was survived by his wife Lyubov, and two children.

Honours and awards


  1. ^ a b "Soyuz 24 cosmonaut Yuri Glazkov, 69, dies". collectSPACE. 2008-12-09. Retrieved 2008-12-09.
  2. ^ a b Ушел из жизни Герой Советского Союза, летчик-космонавт СССР, генерал-майор Юрий Николаевич Глазков (in Russian). Russian Federal Space Agency. 2008-12-09. Retrieved 2008-12-09.[dead link]