Biographies of USSR / Russian Cosmonauts

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Gennadi Vasiliyevich

USSR

Personal data

Birthdate:  01.01.1942
Birthplace:  Sinenkiye / Saratov Oblast / Russian SFSR
Marital status:  married
Children:  two
Selection date:  23.10.1965
Selection group:  TsPK-3
Position:  Test Cosmonaut (TC)
Status:  Ret. 07.07.1986
Date of death:  29.09.2005
Place of death:  Moscow / Russian Federation

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  Soyuz 15  Commander  26.08. - 28.08.1974 2d 00h 12m 
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Total  2d 00h 12m 

Double assignments

No. Mission Position
1  Soyuz 14  Commander

Additional information

Graduated from Balashov Military Pilot School, 1964; graduated from Gagarin Military Air Force Academy, Monino,1978; Colonel, Russian Air Forces, Res.; was selected as cosmonaut on 23.10.1965 (TsPK-3); OKP (cosmonaut basic training): 11/65 - 12/67; retired of medical problems; later Senior Instructor, PO Automation, Science and Technology, Moscow; his recreational interests included philately; died due of complications from an operation.

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