Stankiavichus Rimantas was a Lithuanian cosmonaut who test-flew Soviet space shuttle Buran and its test vehicles. He was killed in a crash of his Su-27 fighter plane during an airshow in Salgareda.
About Rimantas Stankevicius
Lithuanian cosmonaut who test-flew the Soviet Space Shuttle, Buran.
He graduated from Chernigov Higher Aviation School and served as a USSR pilot.
He was killed in a fighter plane crash during an airshow in Salgareda.
He was raised in Marijampole, Lithuania.
He and Alexei Leonov were both notable cosmonauts.
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