Biographies of USSR / Russian Cosmonauts

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Aleksandr Jakovlevich

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Personal data

Birthdate:  01.01.1942
Birthplace:  Martovy / Kharkov Oblast / Ukrainian SSR
Marital status:  married
Children:  two
Selection date:  23.10.1965
Selection group:  TsPK-3
Position:  Test Cosmonaut (TC)
Status:  Ret. 15.06.1973
Date of death:  11.11.1992
Place of death:  Moscow (?) / Russian SFSR

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Additional information

Graduated from Higher Air Force School, Chernigov, 1964; Colonel, Soviet Air Force, Ret.; was selected as cosmonaut on 23.10.1965 (TsPK-3); OKP (cosmonaut basic training): 11/65 - 12/67; later he worked at Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center and turned then over to the satellite control center in Monino until his retirement 1991; died on complications of lungcancer.

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Last update on November 11, 2011.