Biographies of USSR / Russian Cosmonauts

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Georgi Timofeyevich

USSR

Personal data

Birthdate:  15.04.1921
Birthplace:  Fyodorovka / Poltava Oblast / Ukrainian SSR
Marital status:  married
Children:  two
Selection date:  25.01.1964
Selection group:  TsPK-2
Position:  Test Cosmonaut (TC)
Status:  Ret. 25.02.1982
Date of death:  30.06.1995
Place of death:  Moscow / Russian Federation

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  Soyuz 3  Commander  26.10. - 30.10.1968 3d 22h 50m 
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Total  3d 22h 50m 
           

Additional information

Graduated from Higher Air Force School; doctorate degree in physics, 1975; Lieutenant General, Russian Airforce, Ret.; flew 185 combat missions during World War II and was shot down three times, but could always escape; test pilot; was selected on 25.01.1964 (TsPK-2); OKP (cosmonaut basic training): 1/64 - 21.01.1965; chief of cosmonaut training; was already assigned for Voskhod 4; chief of the TsPK from 1982 to 1987; died of complications after an operation (heart failure).

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