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Ivan Ivanovich

USSR

Personal data

Birthdate:  29.01.1942
Birthplace:  Berestovenka / Kharkov Oblast / Ukrainian SSR
Marital status:  married
Children:  two
Selection date:  ??.02.1979
Selection group:  GKNII-1
Position:  Test Cosmonaut (TC)
Status:  Ret. 28.11.1992
Date of death:  20.09.2011
Place of death:  ?

Spaceflights

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Additional information

Graduated from Higher Air Force School in Orenburg, 1963; graduated from Aerospace Institute Moscow, Department Akhtubinsk, 1973; test pilot, airforce; was selected in January 1979 for Buran flights (GKNII-1); he performed six testflights with the Buran training model; OKP (cosmonaut basic training): 1/79 - 11/80; retired because of medical reasons; then he worked at the Gagarin Center; later test pilot for project "Alfa" und then until 1993 test pilot for "Thermoplan"; was since 1999 advisor for a national aviation commitee.

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