Biographies of Astronaut and Cosmonaut Candidates


Chavdar Dobrev


Personal data

Birthdate:  31.05.1946
Marital status:  married
Children:  one
Selection date:  ??.??.1977
Position:  Research Cosmonaut (RC)
Status:  Ret. ??.??.????
Day of death:  ??.??.????
Place of death:  ?

Additional information

Graduated from the Georgi Benkovski Air Force Academy, Dolna Mitropolia- 1966; finished the military engineering air academy; record holder of night parachute jump - 13 km; one of six Bulgarian candidates for the first Soyuz mission, but not selected; Captain; son of the Bulgarian Secretary of Defense at this time; died in a parachute jump or of acrobatic exercises with the jet L -29.


Last update on April 03, 2015.