Biographies of USSR / Russian Cosmonauts

Grishchenko

Vitali Andreyevich

USSR

Personal data

Birthdate:  26.04.1942
Birthplace:  Neyfeld / Omsk Oblast / Russian SFSR
Marital status:  married
Children:  two
Selection date:  23.10.1965
Selection group:  TsPK-3
Position:  Test Cosmonaut (TC)
Status:  Ret. 05.02.1968
Date of death:  04.05.1992
Place of death:  Moscow / Russian SFSR

Spaceflights

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Additional information

Graduated from Higher Air Force School; pilot; Lieutenant Colonel, Soviet Air Force; Candidate of military sciences degree, 1980; was selected as cosmonaut on 23.10.1965 (TsPK-3); OKP (cosmonaut basic training): 11/65 - 12/67; was discharged 1968 probably of personal reasons; later member of staff Gagarin academy of Soviet Air Force; died in the following of suicide.

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