Biographies of USSR / Russian Cosmonauts

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Yuri Petrovich

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Personal data

Birthdate:  30.06.1947
Birthplace:  Chelyabinsk / Chelyabinsk Oblast / Russian SFSR
Marital status:  married
Children:  three
Selection date:  02.09.1985
Selection group:  LII-4
Position:  Test Cosmonaut (TC)
Status:  Ret. ??.??.1996
Date of death:  05.06.2001
Place of death:  Zhukovskiy / Russian Federation

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Additional information

Graduated from Kachinsk Higher Military Pilot School, 1970; graduated from test pilot school in Zhukovsky, 1977; graduated from Moscow Aviation Institute, 1980; civilian test pilot for the Air Force Ministry; remarried to cosmonaut Tamara Zakharova; was selected as cosmonaut on 02.09.1985 (LII-4); OKP (cosmonaut basic training): 9/85 - 1987; after the end of the Buran program he served again as test pilot and became 1999 Director, test pilot school of LII, named after Mikhail M. Gromov; he died of heart failure during work.

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