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Chernivtsi International Airport is now named after Kadeniuk, first Ukrainian astronaut

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First Ukraine’s astronaut Leonid Kadeniuk died on January 31, 2018 while running
18:20, 27 September 2018

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The international airport in Chernivtsi is now named after Leonid Kadeniuk, the first astronaut of independent Ukraine, as the press office of the City Council reports.

The relevant decision was made at the session of the City Council. From Now on, the public utility will be called “Chernivtsi International Airport named after Leonid Kadeniuk”. The relevant amendments will be introduced to the company statute.

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First Ukraine’s astronaut Leonid Kadeniuk died on January 31, 2018, while running. He was 67. Kadeniuk was born on January 28, 1951 in Chernivtsti region in a family of village teachers. In 1995, he entered the group of astronauts of Ukraine’s National Space Agency. He passed NASA space training on an American reusable spaceship as a payload expert. During the period from November 19 till December 5, 1997, he performed a space flight on American shuttle “Columbia” of the STS-87 mission. During the flight, he was conducting experiments of Ukrainian-American shared experience with three species of plants: turnip, soy, and moss.

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