(1789) Dobrovolsky

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1966 QC. Discovered 1966 Aug. 19 by L. I. Chernykh at Nauchnyj.

Named in honor of Lt. Col. Georgi Timofeyevich Dobrovolsky, the commander. (M 3296)

This name and the following two names are a memorial to the cosmonauts of the spacecraft Soyuz 11, who perished on 30 June 1971 during the return of the vehicle to the Earth after completing the flight program of the first manned orbital station, Salyut.

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