Leonid Kadeniuk

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Kadeniuk in 1997

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.[1] Kadeniuk held the rank of Major General in the Ukrainian Air Force. He was born in Klishkivtsi, Chernivtsi Oblast.

Kadeniuk died on 31 January 2018, three days after turning 67 in Kiev.[2][3]

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