Biographies of USSR / Russian Cosmonauts

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Vasili Grigoriyevich

USSR

Personal data

Birthdate:  23.02.1928
Birthplace:  Poroshino / Altai Kray / Russian SFSR
Marital status:  married
Children:  one
Selection date:  26.05.1964
Selection group:  Voskhod-1 / TsPK-3
Position:  Test Cosmonaut (TC)
Status:  Ret. 27.11.1985
Date of death:  31.12.1990
Place of deatht:  Moscow / Russian SFSR

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  Soyuz 12  Commander  27.09. - 29.09.1973 1d 23h 15m 
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Total  1d 23h 15m 

Double assignments

No. Mission Position
1  Voskhod 1  Doctor Cosmonaut
2  Soyuz 9  Commander
3  Soyuz 17  Commander
4  Soyuz T-3  Commander

Additional information

Graduated from Higher Air Force School; doctorate degree of medicine, 1951; Colonel, Soviet Air Force Res.; was selected as cosmonaut on 26.05.1964 (Voskhod, since 17.01.1966 for TsPK-3); OKP (cosmonaut basic training): 17.01.1966 - 12/67; was crewmember of the on 05.04.1975 aborted mission Soyuz 18A (together with Oleg Makarov); was assigned as double for Soyuz T-3; after he retired from active duty he worked as a civil servant with the Organisation Snaniye of the TsPK; died on alcohol poisoning.

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