Biographies of USSR / Russian Cosmonauts

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Oleg Grigoriyevich

USSR

Personal data

Birthdate:  16.08.1938
Birthplace:  Samarskoye / Rostov Oblast / Russian SFSR
Marital status:  married
Children:  four
Selection date:  12.07.1977
Selection group:  LII-1
Position:  Test Cosmonaut (TC)
Status:  Deceased 08.09.1980
Date of death:  08.09.1980
Place of death:  South Chinese Sea

Spaceflights

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Additional information

Civilian test pilot; graduated from Zhukovsky Air Force Institute, 1975; was selected as cosmonaut by GMVK on 12.07.1977 for Buran flights (LII-1); OKP (cosmonaut basic training): 12/78 - 07/80; died in a crash of a Yak-38A vertical takeoff landing airplane.

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