The President’s telegram reads, in part:
“It is a bold and courageous man who has left us, a member of the first legendary group of Russian cosmonauts. Those who worked alongside him always valued and greatly respected his devotion to his work, the high standards he set for himself, and his great personal decency.”
Pavel Popovich was 78 years old. He made two space flights (in 1962 and 1974) and spent a total of 18 days, 16 hours and 14 minutes in space.