Chernivtsi International Airport Named after Ukrainian Spaceman

Chernivtsi International Airport will be named after First Spaceman of Ukraine Leonid Kadeniuk, decided Chernivtsi City Council.

Kadeniuk is the first and so far the only cosmonaut of independent Ukraine, a test pilot, Major General of the Air Force of Ukraine, Hero of Ukraine who has made a space flight. He flew into space as part of the joint Ukrainian-American space mission STS-87 Space Shuttle Columbia, which was held from November 19 to December 5, 1997.

He was born on January 28, 1951 in the village of Klishkivtsi, Khotyn district, Chernivtsi region.