Biographies of USSR / Russian Cosmonauts

Ponomaryov

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Yuri Anatoliyevich

USSR

Personal data

Birthdate:  24.03.1932
Birthplace:  Kadaya / Chita Oblast / Russian SFSR
Marital status:  married
Children:  three
Selection date:  22.03.1972
Selection group:  TsKBEM-2
Position:  Test Cosmonaut (TC)
Status:  Ret. 11.04.1983
Date of death:  16.04.2005
Place of death:  Moscow / Russian Federation

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1        
2        
3        
4        
5        
6        
7        
Total   

Double assignments

No. Mission Position
1  Soyuz 13  Flight Engineer
2  Soyuz 18  Flight Engineer

Additional information

Graduated from Moscow Aviation Institute with a pilot-engineer's degree, 1957; was selected as cosmonaut on 22.03.1972 (TsKBEM-2); was assigned as double for e.g. Soyuz 13 and Soyuz 18; married to cosmonaut Valentina Ponomaryova; later he worked for the Russian government.

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