Biographies of USSR / Russian Cosmonauts

Yershov

Valentin Gavriylovich

USSR

Personal data

Birthdate:  21.01.1928
Birthplace:  Moscow / Russian SFSR
Marital status:  married
Children:  one
Selection date:  22.05.1967
Selection group:  AN-1
Position:  Research Cosmonaut (RC)
Status:  Ret. ??.08.1974
Date of death:  15.02.1998
Place of death:  Moscow / Russian Federation

Spaceflights

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Additional information

In all his documents his birth was dated with July 21, 1928; engineering diploma in aircraft engineering from Moscow Aviation Institute, 1953; scientist at the Academy of Sciences; was selected as cosmonaut on 22.05.1967 (AN-1); OKP (cosmonaut basic training): 5/67 - 8/68; he was involved in the Soviet Lunar Landing program; he locked out from cosmonaut training by TsPK director Beregovoy, because Yershov refused to become a member of the Communist Party; later Senior Scientist, Institute of Applied Mathematics, Moscow; in 1982 he resigned from active duty and became a pensioner; he died on complications of cancer.

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