Igor Petrovich Volk was born on April 12, 1937, in Zmiiv, Kharkiv Oblast, died on January 3, 2017.
He was a cosmonaut and test pilot in the Soviet Union.
He became a bomber pilot in the Soviet Air Force before joining the Moscow Aviation Institute in 1962.
At that time, Volk became a test pilot for the Mikoyan Aircraft Design Bureau, piloting the Soviet version of the American X-20 aircraft.
Volk has over 7000 flight hours logged in over 80 different aircraft.
Volk was married and has two children.
Igor Volk passed away at 79 years old.