Leonid Kostyantynovych Kadenyuk (Ukrainian: Леонід Костянтинович Каденюк, 28 January 1951 – 31 January 2018) was an Ukrainian astronaut. He was the first astronaut of independent Ukraine. He flew on NASA's Space Shuttle Columbia in 1997 as part of the international mission STS-87. Kadeniuk held the rank of Major General in the Ukrainian Air Force. He was born in Klishkivtsi, Chernivtsi Oblast.
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- (Russian) Леонид Константинович Каденюк Biography on Peoples.ru
- Ukraine’s first astronaut Leonid Kadenyuk dies at 67 Kyiv Post, 31 January 2018
- First Ukrainian cosmonaut Leonid Kadeniuk dies Interfax, 31 January 2018