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

Russian cosmonaut Valery Ryumin, who launched on four space station missions including the final U.S. space shuttle flight to dock with the former Mir outpost, has died. He was 82.

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

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