Dumitru Dediu (12 May 1942 in Galaţi – July 2013) was a pilot in the Romanian Air Force and cosmonaut candidate that was assigned as the backup for Dumitru Prunariu.[1]

Dumitru Dediu
Born12 May 1942
DiedJuly 2013 (aged 71)

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In 1978, Dediu was selected as the backup for Dumitru Prunariu for the Soyuz 40 mission.[2][3] He served in the Romanian Army and lived in Bucharest.[4]

He died in early July 2013 after a serious illness (Alzheimer's and Parkinson's). He was buried on July 11, 2013.[5]

References edit

  1. ^ Hall, Rex; David Shaler; Bert Vis (2005). Russia's cosmonauts: inside the Yuri Gagarin Training Center. Springer-Praxis books in space exploration. Birkhäuser. p. 211. ISBN 978-0-387-21894-6.
  2. ^ Hooper, Gordon R. (1986). The Soviet cosmonaut team: a comprehensive guide to the men and women of the Soviet manned space programme. GRH Publications. pp. 53, 65, 237. ISBN 978-0-9511312-0-6.
  3. ^ Burgess, Colin; Vis, Bert (2015). Interkosmos: The Eastern Bloc's Early Space Program. Springer. pp. 161–168. ISBN 978-3-319-24163-0.
  4. ^ "Dediu, Dumitru Biography". astronautix.com. Retrieved May 7, 2023.
  5. ^ "2013 News". www.astronaut.ru (in Russian). Retrieved 2017-11-01.