Wednesday, January 31, in Kiev died, the first cosmonaut of Ukraine Leonid Kadenyuk. He was 67 years old.
According to the Ukrainian Agency UNN, Kadenyuk died in the Park of Tsarskoe Selo.
Leonid Kadenyuk. Biography
Leonid Kadenyuk was born on 28 January 1951 in the village of Klishkovtsy, Khotyn district, Chernivtsi region in the family of rural teachers.
In 1995 he was selected to the group of astronauts of the National space Agency of Ukraine. He passed training for a space flight at NASA on the American space Shuttle as a payload specialist.
In the period from 19 November to 5 December 1997, made a space flight on the American Shuttle «Columbia» mission STS-87. During the flight performed the biological experiments of the joint Ukrainian-American experience with three types of plants.