Biographies of USSR / Russian Cosmonauts

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Gennadi Mikhailovich

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Personal data

Birthdate:  01.06.1950
Birthplace:  Yefimovka / Orenburg Oblast / Russian SFSR
Marital status:  married
Children:  two
Selection date:  02.09.1985
Selection group:  GKNII-2 /TsPK-9
Position:  Test Cosmonaut (TC)
Status:  Ret. 20.12.1996

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  Soyuz TM-10 / MIR-7  Commander  01.08. - 10.12.1990 130d 20h 35m 
2  Soyuz TM-16 / MIR-13  Commander  24.01. - 22.07.1993 179d 00h 43m 
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Total  309d 21h 18m 
         

Double assignments

No. Mission Position
1  Soyuz TM-9  Commander
2  Soyuz TM-15  Commander
3  Soyuz TM-22  Commander

Additional information

Graduated from Moscow Aviation Institute, 1985; Colonel, Soviet Air Force, Res.; test pilot; was selected as cosmonaut on 02.09.1985 (GKNII-2); 1988 transferred to TsPK-9; OKP (cosmonaut basic training): 11/85 - 12/87; hobbies: Hunting, team games; he was assigned as commander for Soyuz TM-24 but grounded five days before launch, because of heart problems; later he worked in the TsPK; since 2000 retired.

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