Biographies of USSR / Russian Cosmonauts

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Vasili Dmitriyevich

USSR

Personal data

Birthdate:  09.04.1940
Birthplace:  Melovashka / Voroshilovgrad Oblast / Ukrainian SSR
Marital status:  single
Children:  none
Selection date:  23.10.1965
Selection group:  TsPK-3
Position:  Test Cosmonaut (TC)
Status:  Ret. 18.10.1972
Date of death:  16.07.1973
Place of death:  Moscow / Russian SFSR

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Additional information

Graduated from Yeisk Higher Military Pilot School, 1963; Pilot and Major Soviet Air Forces, Res.; was selected as cosmonaut on 23.10.1965 (TsPK-3); OKP (cosmonaut basic training): 11/65 - 12/67; was assigned for a second Soyuz 4/5 flight (later cancelled); retired of medical reasons; died after long illness (lungscancer).

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Last update on November 12, 2011.