Biographies of USSR / Russian Cosmonauts

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Dmitri Alekseyevich

USSR

Personal data

Birthdate:  29.04.1932
Birthplace:  Yekaterinovka / Rostov Oblast / Russian SFSR
Marital status:  married
Children:  two
Selection date:  25.03.1960
Selection group:  TsPK-1
Position:  Test Cosmonaut (TC)
Status:  Ret. 25.10.1969
Date of death:  21.10.2013
Place of death:  ?

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
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Double assignments

No. Mission Position
1  Voskhod 2  Commander

Additional information

Graduated from Military Fighter Pilot School, Armavir and Frunse (now: Bishkek), 1955; graduated from Zhukovsky Military Engineering Academy, Monino, 1968; Colonel and pilot, Soviet Air Force, Res.; was selected as cosmonaut on 25.03.1960 (TsPK-1); OKP (cosmonaut basic training): 4/60 - 1961; was assigned as double for Voskhod 2; retired of medical reasons (stomach ulcer); then instructor (leading engineer), Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center; retired from active military duty 1987 and worked then as electronical engineer within the TsPK; since 1996 he was an pensioner.

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Last update on October 22, 2013.