Biographies of Astronaut and Cosmonaut Candidates


Pyotr Ostapenko


Pyotr Maksimovich
Пётр Максимович



Personal data

Birthdate:  17.09.1928
Birthplace:  Prochladnyi / Rayon Prochladnyj / Kabardino-Balkar ASSR
Marital status:  
Selection date:  ??.??.????
Position:  Test Cosmonaut (TC)
Status:  Ret. ??.??.????
Day of death:  08.04.2012
Place of death:  ?

Additional information

He spent his youth in Vladikavkas, North Ossetia; entered Soviet Air Force in 1947 and graduated from pilot school, Armavir, 1951; then he became instructor pilot, since 1957 Air Force Reserve; 1958 he graduated from Test Pilot School and 1968 from Moscow Aviation Institute (MAI); he flew as test pilot E-166 and MiG-25 jets; he held several world records (incl. one absolute); during the EPOS "Spiral"-Program (May 1976 - September 1978) he performed five testflights; Hero of the Soviet Union, 1971; served as engineer at OKB Mikyan; he later lived in Zhukovsky.


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