Biographies of USSR / Russian Cosmonauts

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Yuri Viktorovich

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Personal data

Birthdate:  15.11.1953
Birthplace:  Dushanbe / Kurgan-Tyube Oblast / Tadzhik SSR
Marital status:  married
Children:  two
Selection date:  25.01.1989
Selection group:  OKPKI-5
Position:  Test Cosmonaut (TC)
Status:  Ret. 27.04.1994
Date of death:  25.07.2001
Place of death:  San Diego / California

Spaceflights

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Additional information

Major, Russian Air Force Res.; graduated from Kachinsk Higher Air Force School, 1975 and from a civil test pilot school (Flight Research Center), 1986; Candidate of Technical Sciences degree, 1989; test pilot; was selected as cosmonaut for Buran flights on 25.01.1989 (OKPKI-5); since 1998 later exchange pilot in USA; later he was working for Graystone Technology; was waiting for a green card to reside for the rest of his life in the USA and perhaps to become a test-pilot or NASA astronaut; died of cancer.

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