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Georgi Stepanovich

USSR

Personal data

Birthdate:  03.08.1935
Birthplace:  Rovenki / Voroshilovgrad Oblast / Ukrainian SSR
Marital status:  married
Children:  four
Selection date:  07.03.1960
Selection group:  TsPK-1
Position:  Test Cosmonaut (TC)
Status:  Ret. 28.04.1979
Date of death:  07.04.1997
Place of death:  Zvyozdny Gorodok / Russian Federation

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  Soyuz 6  Commander  11.10. - 16.10.1969 4d 22h 42m 
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Total  4d 22h 42m 
           

Double assignments

No. Mission Position
1  Soyuz 4  Commander

Additional information

Graduated from Yeisk Military Pilot School, 1957; graduated from Zhukovsky Military Engineering Academy, Monino, 1968; Lieutenant General, Ret. and pilot in Soviet Air Forces; was selected as cosmonaut on 07.03.1960 (TsPK-1); OKP (cosmonaut basic training): 3/60 - 03.04.1961; was assigned for Voskhod 3; retired of medical reasons on 28.04.1979; later Director of Department NII-30 in the Central Research Institute of Soviet Ministry of Defense; then retired in 1990; died after a heart attack.

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