Biographies of USSR / Russian Cosmonauts

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Vladimir Nikolayevich

USSR

Personal data

Birthdate:  04.08.1924
Birthplace:  Moscow / Russian SFSR
Marital status:  married
Children:  two
Selection date:  01.06.1964
Selection group:  Voskhod-1
Position:  Test Cosmonaut (TC)
Status:  Ret. 02.07.1964
Date of death:  03.06.1973
Place of death:  Le Bourget / FRANCE

Spaceflights

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Additional information

Graduated from the military engineer academy "Zhukovsky" in Moscow, 1950; worked as engineer and senior test pilot; was selected on 29.06.1964 as cosmonaut for Voskhod flights (no official selection); died on 03.06.1973 in a crash of a Tu-144 during an aviation demonstration in Le Bourget.

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