Biographies of USSR / Russian Cosmonauts

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Gennadi Mikhailovich

USSR

Personal data

Birthdate:  07.10.1936
Birthplace:  Dauriya / Chita Oblast / Russian SFSR
Marital status:  married
Children:  two
Selection date:  23.10.1965
Selection group:  TsPK-3
Position:  Test Cosmonaut (TC)
Status:  Ret. 16.12.1967

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Additional information

Graduated from Higher Air Force School of Engineering with a candidate of technical sciences degree, 1966; doctorate of military sciences degree, 1989; Colonel, Soviet Air Force, Ret.; was selected as cosmonaut on 23.10.1965 (TsPK-3); OKP (cosmonaut basic training): 11/65 - 12/67; retired of medical reasons; later he worked at Gagarin Center; currently research scientist and professor at Air Force Academy, Monino; he is the author of more than 220 scientific papers.

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