Yuri Ponomaryov

Summary

Yuri Ponomaryov (Russian: Юрий Анатольевич Пономарёв; 24 March 1932 – 13 April 2005) was a Russian cosmonaut.

He married fellow cosmonaut Valentina Ponomaryova in 1972 and the couple had two children before divorcing. As with Valentina, Yuri did not get to fly into space although he did serve on the Soyuz 18 backup crew.[1][2]

References

  1. ^ Cosmonaut Biography: Valentina Ponomaryova. Spacefacts.de. Retrieved on 15 July 2014.
  2. ^ Cosmonaut Biography: Yuri Ponomaryov. Spacefacts.de. Retrieved on 15 July 2014.