The first cosmonaut to fly into space twice, he died when the Soyuz 1 space capsule crashed upon re-entry. He was a check pilot. He is at the 1st cosmonaut group, chosen in 1960, and his first-time in space was as Commander of Voskhod 1. He was survived by his wife and two kids. He was a Soviet cosmonaut like Yuri Gagarin.