Rimantas Stankevicius (Astronaut) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born


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.

Before Fame

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.

Family Life

He was raised in Marijampole, Lithuania.


He and Alexei Leonov were both notable cosmonauts.

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