Biographies of USSR / Russian Cosmonauts

Nelyubov

Grigori Grigoriyevich

USSR

Personal data

Birthdate:  31.03.1934
Birthplace:  Porfiryevka / Yevpatoriya Rayon / Crimean ASSR of the Russian SFSR
Marital status:  married
Children:  
Selection date:  07.03.1960
Selection group:  TsPK-1
Position:  Test Cosmonaut (TC)
Status:  Ret. 04.05.1963
Date of death:  18.02.1966
Place of death:  Ippolitovka / Primorsk Kray / Russian SFSR

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1        
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Double assignments

No. Mission Position
1  Vostok 1  Pilot Cosmonaut
2  Vostok 2  Pilot Cosmonaut

Additional information

Graduated from Higher Air Force School, Monino, 1963; Captain and pilot, Soviet Air Force; was selected as cosmonaut on 07.03.1960 (TsPK-1); OKP (cosmonaut basic training): 3/60 - 18.01.1961; was assigned as 2nd double for Vostok 1; discharged of disciplinary reasons; his space career was aborted; he went back to flying jets in Siberia; sinking deeper into depression and alcoholism, he experienced "a crisis of soul,"; in the predawn hours of February 18, 1966, while drunk, he stepped in front of a train near the Ippolitovka station, northwest of Vladivostok, and was killed. Whether it was intentional or accidental, nobody could tell.

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