|Born||Marina Lavrentievna Popovich Vasiliyeva
Марина Лаврентьевна Васильева
July 20, 1931
Leonenki, Smolensk Oblast, USSR
|Died||November 30, 2017(aged 86)|
|Known for||102 world records|
Marina Lavrentievna Popovich (née Vasiliyeva; July 20, 1931 – November 30, 2017) was a Soviet Air Force colonel, engineer, and legendary Soviet test pilot. She held 102 aviation world records set on over 40 types of aircraft. She was one of the most famous pilots in Russian history, and one of the most important female pilots of all time.