Biographies of USSR / Russian Cosmonauts

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Andriyan Grigoriyevich

USSR

Personal data

Birthdate:  05.09.1929
Birthplace:  Shorshely / Chuvash ASSR
Marital status:  divorced
Children:  one
Selection date:  07.03.1960
Selection group:  TsPK-1
Position:  Test Cosmonaut (TC)
Status:  Ret. 26.01.1982
Date of death:  03.07.2004
Place of death:  Cheboksary / Chuvash

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  Vostok 3  Pilot Cosmonaut  11.08. - 15.08.1962 3d 22h 22m 
2  Soyuz 9  Commander  01.06. - 19.06.1970 17d 16h 58m 
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Total  21d 15h 20m 
         

Double assignments

No. Mission Position
1  Vostok 2  Pilot Cosmonaut
2  Soyuz 6  Commander
3  Soyuz 7  Commander
4  Soyuz 8  Commander

Additional information

Graduated from Higher Air Force School, Chernikhov, 1952 and Frunse, 1954; graduated from Zhukovsky Military Air Engineering Academy, 1968; from 1944 to 1950 he worked as a forrest worker; Major General and pilot, Soviet Air Force; was selected as cosmonaut on 07.03.1960 (TsPK-1); OKP (cosmonaut basic training): 3/60 - 18.01.1961; 1963 - 1982 married to former cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova; later First Deputy Director Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center (TsPK), since 1992 he retired from active duties.

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Last update on July 05, 2009.