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Died cosmonaut Pavel Popovich

September 30 2009

Pavel Popovich died today, one of the sanatoriums of Crimea before they reach 79 years of age five days. Message about his death spread Astronautics Federation of Russia.

Popovich became the fourth Soviet citizen to go into space. On his account two runs, which lasted a total of 18 days 16 hours 14 minutes.

He has twice Hero of the Soviet Union, was awarded two Orders of Lenin, Order of the Red Star of Friendship of Peoples, "For Merit" IV degree.

The name of the famous astronaut named range in Antarctica, says RBC.

Yes, the last days of Paul Popovich worked. In recent years he was chairman of the board of directors of the All-Russian Institute of Agricultural aerofotogeodezicheskih research.

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