Biographies of USSR / Russian Cosmonauts

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Rimantas Antanas-Antano

USSR

Personal data

Birthdate:  26.07.1944
Birthplace:  Marijampole / Lithuania
Marital status:  married
Children:  two
Selection date:  12.07.1977
Selection group:  LII-1
Position:  Test Cosmonaut (TC)
Status:  Deceased 09.09.1990
Date of death:  09.09.1990
Place of death:  Treviso / ITALY

Spaceflights

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Additional information

Lieutenant Colonel, Soviet Air Force, Res.; graduated from Chernigov Higher Military Pilot School, 1966; civilian test pilot at LII; was selected as cosmonaut for Buran-flights on 12.07.1977 (LII-1); OKP (cosmonaut basic training): 12/78 - 7/80; was assigned as Co-Pilot for the first Buran flight; he performed 14 training flights; died in a crash of a Su-27 in an air show in Treviso (Italy).

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