Oleg Makarov


Age: 70

Soviet cosmonaut who miraculously survived a 1975 launch accident when a booster rocket that carried him and crew mate Vasily Lazarev to space exploded shortly after liftoff (their capsule jettisoned just seconds before the explosion and landed in the Siberian mountains).

Cause of Death: Heart attack

Born: January 6, 1933

Died: May 28, 2003

Moscow, Russia