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Farewell ceremony for Ukraine's first astronaut Leonid Kadenyuk

19:48, 2 February 2018

Hundreds of people came to say goodbye to Leonid Kadenyuk, the famous Ukrainian astronaut. The farewell ceremony took place in Kyiv on Friday. The prominent Ukrainian spacewalker has been buried at Baikove cemetery, where many of his famous compatriots rest.

Kadenyuk, the Hero of Ukraine, was a well-known pilot and astronaut, who joined the space mission of NASA Columbia shuttle in 1997.

He died in Kyiv on Wednesday, due to the heart attack that occurred during the morning jog. Leonid Kadenyuk was 67.

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