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1947 – Born on the 14th of February in Quoc Tuan, Thai Binh, Vietnam. 1965 – He joined the VPAF, or Vietnam People’s Air Force. 1972 – He is claimed to have shot down a United States B-52 bomber over Hanoi while flying a MiG-21 (the USAF does not acknowledge the claim), becoming the first ..

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1938 – Born on August 20th in La Rochelle, France. Chretien became the first astronaut from outside of either the United States or Russia to carry out extravehicular activities (EVA). 1957 – Married to Aline Chrétien on September 10th and had 3 children. 1961 – Chretien graduated from the L’Ecole de l’Air (French Air Force ..

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1921 – He was born on the 15th of April in Donetsk Oblast, Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic. 1941 – He joined the Soviet air force and was soon assigned to a ground attack unit flying the Ilyushin IL-2 (Shturmovik).          – He promoted as a Captain and Squadron Commander and was decorated as Hero ..

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1949 – Yuri Mikhailovich Baturin was born 12th of June in Moscow, Russia. 1973 – Graduated from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. 1980 – Finished at Law Institute, Science of Law.          – Worked at Institute State and Law (USSR Academy of Sciences). 1981 – Took up Journalism and Doctor of Laws in Moscow State ..

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1942 – Born on the 22nd of July in Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan. 1967 – 1971 – He became a reporter for the Japanese TV company TBS (Tokyo Broadcasting System), and also worked for the BBC World Service. 1989 – He was selected for cosmonaut training on 17th of August. 1990 – He was the first ..

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1959 – Born on the 1st of January in Sardah, Afghanistan. 1988 – He was the first Afghan cosmonaut and spent nine days in space aboard the Mir space station.        – He was part of the Soyuz TM-6 three-man crew, which launched at 04:23 GMT on the 29th of August.        – He were ..

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