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Cosmonaut and Buran Pilot Igor Volk
« on: 01/04/2017 12:23 pm »
Today while on vacation in Bulgaria, Cosmonaut and Buran Pilot Igor Volk died.

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Re: Cosmonaut and Buran Pilot Igor Volk
« Reply #1 on: 01/04/2017 02:19 pm »
RIP Igor Volk. So sad to see you go.

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Re: Cosmonaut and Buran Pilot Igor Volk
« Reply #2 on: 01/04/2017 02:31 pm »
He should have been Buran's first commander.. He was also a pilot of Spiral mini-shuttle.
I've met with him in 2010, he was a remarkable man. Very simple.
Rest in Peace.

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Re: Cosmonaut and Buran Pilot Igor Volk
« Reply #3 on: 01/04/2017 02:40 pm »
Sad news. RIP Igor Volk.

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Re: Cosmonaut and Buran Pilot Igor Volk
« Reply #4 on: 01/04/2017 07:25 pm »
Soviet-era cosmonaut Igor Volk, trained to fly Buran space shuttle, dies at 79




Jan. 4, 2017 — Igor Volk, a Soviet-era cosmonaut whose only spaceflight in 1984 was intended to prepare him to fly Russia's space shuttle Buran before it was canceled, died on Tuesday (Jan. 3). He was 79.

Volk's death was reported on the website for the Russian city of Zhukovsky, where the cosmonaut was an honorary citizen.

"[Volk] was a representative of the legendary generation of cosmonauts," the city officials wrote on Zhukovskiy.ru. "He will remain in our memory as an outstanding personality, an extraordinary man and a highly skilled, courageous test cosmonaut, who made a contributions to the exploration of outer space and to the knowledge of the mysteries of the universe."

Roscosmos, Russia's federal space corporation, confirmed Volk's death in a post to its Facebook page.

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Full article: http://www.collectspace.com/news/news-010417a-obituary-igor-volk-cosmonaut.html

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Re: Cosmonaut and Buran Pilot Igor Volk
« Reply #5 on: 01/04/2017 08:02 pm »
Sad news! RIP in peace 🙏🙇

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Re: Cosmonaut and Buran Pilot Igor Volk
« Reply #6 on: 01/04/2017 08:32 pm »
Very sad to hear this. He was known as the leader of the "Wolf Pack" (the name Volk means "wolf" in Russian and he was in charge of the civilian test pilots that were supposed to fly Buran). The main purpose of his mission aboard Soyuz T-12 in 1984 was to see how a week in zero-g would affect his ability to perform a manual Buran landing. Shortly after landing in Kazakhstan, he flew a Tu-154 with a modified cockpit (similar to that of Buran) from Dzhezkazagan to Akhtubinsk, where he subsequently boarded a MiG-25 fighter jet and flew it to Baikonur to rejoin his T-12 crew mates Vladimir Dzhanibekov and Svetlana Savitskaya.

Let's also not forget that Volk flew 10 approach and landing tests with the full-scale Buran atmospheric vehicle BTS-002 between December 1984 and October 1987.  Sadly, he was never able to fulfill his dream of flying Buran into space. 

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Re: Cosmonaut and Buran Pilot Igor Volk
« Reply #7 on: 01/04/2017 08:55 pm »
Sad news in this beginning of the year.  :'(

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Re: Cosmonaut and Buran Pilot Igor Volk
« Reply #8 on: 01/05/2017 12:33 pm »
I had the chance to meet him in Lithuania during the SEMWO conference. A modest, nice, elder gentleman.

There I heard the story, that during his launch to space he remained so calm, that the controllers asked the crew to check if he's ok. A real test pilot, RIP.

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Re: Cosmonaut and Buran Pilot Igor Volk
« Reply #9 on: 01/05/2017 12:38 pm »
Respects sir... May you rest in peace...
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Re: Cosmonaut and Buran Pilot Igor Volk
« Reply #10 on: 01/05/2017 07:57 pm »
RIP to one of the Heroes!

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Re: Cosmonaut and Buran Pilot Igor Volk
« Reply #12 on: 01/15/2017 06:25 pm »
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