Valery Ryumin, cosmonaut who launched to Salyut and Mir space stations, dies at 82

Russian cosmonaut Valery Ryumin, who embarked on four space station missions including the final US space shuttle flight to dock at the former Mir outpost, has died. He was 82.

Ryumin’s death on Monday (opens in new tab) (June 6) was confirmed in a statement by Russia’s federal space agency Roscosmos (opens in new tab).

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