(1940-) Bulgarian pilot cosmonaut. Flew on Salyut 6 EP-5-1. First Bulgarian astronaut. Changed his name when he was selected for cosmonaut training because Kakalov had a scatalogical meaning in Russian. Later member of the Bulgarian Parliament.
Candidate of technical sciences degree, 1984. Engineer in Bulgarian Air Force.
Birth Place: Lovech.
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Spaceflights: 1 .
Total time in space: 1.96 days.
Cosmonaut Category of persons who have been trained for spaceflight in Russia. More...
Intercosmos Group - 1978 Requirement: pilots from friendly socialist countries to visit Salyut space stations for propaganda purposes on Soyuz ferry-exchange missions. More...
Salyut 6 EP-5-1 Crew: Ivanov Georgi, Rukavishnikov. First Bulgarian astronaut. Manned two crew. Mission to swap Soyuz lifeboats docked to station. Backup crew: Aleksandrov Aleksandr, Romanenko. More...
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Salyut 6 Mishin was authorised in December 1973 to build an improved design DOS-5 version of the Salyut station using Almaz facilities. Mishin's bureau borrowed the two docking port configuration of Chelomei's Almaz OPS-2 This station's second docking port would allow rotation of crews and resupply/refueling using unmanned Progress spacecraft. More...
Becker, Joachim, "Space Facts Web Site", http://www.spacefacts.de/, Web Address when accessed: here.
Ivanov, Georgi Chronology
1978 March 1 -
1979 April 10 -
17:34 GMT - .
. Launch Complex
: Baikonur LC31
. LV Family
. Launch Vehicle
: Soyuz 11A511U
1979 April 12 -
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