Miroslaw Hermaszewski

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15, 1941
Birthplace
France
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Virgo
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15, 1941 (age 78)
Birthplace
France

About

The first Polish cosmonaut, he participated in the 1978 Soyuz 30 mission. He earned a Hero of the Soviet Union honor for his bravery on the space flight.

Before Fame

Ukrainian nationalists murdered nineteen members of his family in the Volhynian massacres during World War II.

Trivia

He joined the Soviet Interkosmos space program in 1978.

Family Life

His marriage to Emilia Hermaszewska produced a son and a daughter.

Associated With

He was born in the same year as fellow cosmonaut Leonid Kizim.