Yury Glazkov

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Yury Nikolayevich Glazkov
Gorbatko and Glazkov.jpg
Viktor Gorbatko (left) and Yury Glazkov (right) on a 1977 U.S.S.R. postage stamp
Nationality Soviet
Status Deceased
Born October 2, 1939
Moscow, USSR
Died December 9, 2008(2008-12-09) (aged 69)
Moscow, Russia
Other occupation
Rank Major General, Russian Air Force
Time in space
17d 17h 25m
Selection Air Force Group 3
Missions Soyuz 24
Awards Hero of the Soviet Union
Order of Lenin

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.[clarification needed]

He served as a flight engineer in the Soviet Air Force before being selected as a cosmonaut on October 23, 1965. He flew as a Flight Engineer on the Soyuz 24 mission. He retired from the cosmonaut corps on January 26, 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. 1.0 1.1 "Soyuz 24 cosmonaut Yuri Glazkov, 69, dies". collectSPACE. 2008-12-09. Retrieved 2008-12-09.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 2.0 2.1 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.CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>[dead link]