Biographies of USSR / Russian Cosmonauts

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Viktor Martynovich

USSR

Personal data

Birthdate:  13.07.1944
Birthplace:  Barnaul / Altai / Russian SFSR
Marital status:  married
Children:  three
Selection date:  ??.01.1979
Selection group:  GKNII-1
Position:  Test Cosmonaut (TC)
Status:  Ret. 12.12.1982

Spaceflights

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Additional information

Major General; Russian Air Force, Ret.; test pilot; was selected for Buran-flights; OKP (cosmonaut basic training): 1/79 - 1980; retired in 1981, because he didn't believe, that Buran will ever fly; later Deputy Director of GKNII (Flight Research Institute) of the Soviet Air Force; since 1999 scientific advisor to the commander of test pilot pilot center in Akhtubinsk.

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