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Cosmonaut Alexei Gubarev, led first multi-national space station crew, dies at 83
[i]Alexei Gubarev, a Soviet-era cosmonaut who trained to fly to the moon but instead commanded the first multi-national space station crew, died Saturday (Feb. 21). He was 83.
...Gubarev, who joined the cosmonaut corps with the Soviet Union's second group of Air Force candidates in January 1963, logged a total of 37 days in orbit over the course of two Soyuz missions to the Salyut 4 and Salyut 6 space stations in 1975 and 1978, respectively.[/i]
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