Grishchenko, Vitali Andreyevich
(1942-1992) Ukrainian navigator cosmonaut, 1965-1968.
Graduated from Higher Air Force School. Candidate of military sciences degree, 1980. Cosmonaut training November 1965 - December 1967. Discharged from cosmonaut group in 1968. Member of the staff, Gagarin-Academy of the Soviet Air Force.
Birth Place: Naifeld, Sumy.
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Air Force Group 3 - 1965 Requirement: pilots for planned Soyuz, Soyuz VI, Spiral, and Almaz flights. In 1968-1975 the VVS expected no fewer than 20 Almaz space stations, 50 military 7K-VI missions, 200 Soyuz training spacecraft flights and 400 Soyuz space transport flights. More...
Cosmonaut Category of persons who have been trained for spaceflight in Russia. More...
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1965 October 23 -
- Cosmonaut selection - .
Nation: USSR. Related Persons: Voloshin; Sharafutdinov; Shcheglov; Kramarenko; Yakovlev; Petrushenko; Skvortsov; Fyodorov; Klimuk; Sarafanov; Zudov; Kizim; Kolesnikov; Stepanov, Eduard; Lisun; Rozhdestvensky; Khludeyev; Glazkov; Preobrazhensky; Grishchenko; Degtyarov. Although Kamanin desired 40 new cosmonaut-trainees, in the end only 17 were selected. They were:
- Pilots: Voloshin, Sharafutdinov, Shcheglov, Kramarenko, Yakovlev, Petrushenko,Skvortsov, Fyodorov,Klimuk, Sarafanov, Zudov, Kizim
- Engineers: Kolesnikov,Stepanov Eduard, Lisun, Rozhdestvensky, Khludeyev, Glazkov, Preobrazhensky
- Navigator: Grishchenko
- Physician: Degtyarov
1965 October 28 -
1967 December 25 -
- 1965 Air Force Group cosmonaut trainees are examined. - .
Nation: USSR. Related Persons: Belousov; Grishchenko; Skvortsov; Sharafutdinov; Voloshin. Summary: Of the 18, 13 scored a '5', four scored '4', and one '3'. Belousov, Grishchenko, Skvortsov, Sharafutdinov, and Voloshin - the low scorers - are all to be dismissed from the cosmonaut corps..
1992 May 4 -
- Cosmonaut Vitali Andreyevich Grishchenko dies at age of 50 -- Natural causes. - .
Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Grishchenko. Summary: American engineer, at General Electric, then NASA Administrator 1968-1970. His ambitious post-Apollo programs were not received well by the Nixon administration..
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