Serhat TUNAR -TDO- The Russian cosmonaut Valeriy Bikovskiy, who has the record of longest staying alone in space, passed away at the age of 84. Bikovskiy had an important role in the space race that the Soviet Union entered with the US.
Russian cosmonaut Valeriy Bikovskiy, who had the longest record of staying alone in space, died at the age of 84, Sputnik reported. Russia's Federal Space Agency Roscosmos announced in a statement that one of the first cosmonauts that the Soviet Union had trained, Bikovskiy, died at the age of 84 years.
He was among the first group of 20 people to be trained by the Soviet Union to participate in manned expeditions in the space race that SSCB undertook with the US during the Cold War.