Kolesnikov, Gennadi Mikhailovich
(1936-) Russian engineer cosmonaut, 1965-1967.
Graduated from Higher Air Force School of Engineering with a candidate of technical sciences degree, 1966. Doctorate of military sciences degree, 1989. Cosmonaut training November 1965 - December 1967. Left cosmonaut group due to medical reasons. Worked at Gagarin Center. Later a research scientist and professor at Air Force Academy, Monino. He authored more than 220 scientific papers.
Birth Place: Dauriya, Chita.
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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...
Soyuz VI Flight 1 Crew: Kolesnikov, Popovich. The planned first flight of the Soyuz VI combat spacecraft was planned for early 1969, beating America's equivalent Manned Orbiting Lab. The project was cancelled in 1968 in favour of Mishin's OIS (in turn cancelled in 1970) and Chelomei's Almaz stations. Backup crew: Belousov, Gubarev. 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 -
1966 September 2 -
- Cosmonaut military program training groups - .
Nation: USSR. Related Persons: Volynov; Shonin; Beregovoi; Shatalov; Titov; Kuklin; Filipchenko; Popovich; Gubarev; Artyukhin; Gulyayev; Belousov; Kolesnikov; Belyayev; Matinchenko; Demin; Zaikin; Vorobyov; Lazarev. Program: Voskhod; Almaz. Flight: Soyuz 7K-L1 mission 1; Soyuz 7K-L1 mission 2; Soyuz 7K-L1 mission 3; Soviet Lunar Landing; Voskhod 3; Soyuz 1; Soyuz 2A; Soyuz s/n 3/4; Soyuz s/n 5/6. Spacecraft: Soyuz VI; Spiral OS; Almaz OPS; Voskhod. Kamanin organises the cosmonauts into the following training groups:
- Voskhod: Volynov, Shonin, Beregovoi, Shatalov.
- Spiral: Titov, Kuklin, Filipchenko, Beregovoi, Shatalov.
- Soyuz VI: Popovich, Gubarev, Artyukhin, Gulyayev, Belousov, Kolesnikov
- Almaz: Belyayev, Shonin, Matinchenko, Demin, Zaikin, Vorobyev, Lazarev
1966 December 31 -
. Launch Vehicle
- 18 cosmonauts in lunar training - .
Nation: USSR. Related Persons: Gagarin; Komarov; Nikolayev; Bykovsky; Khrunov; Gorbatko; Voronov; Kolodin; Popovich; Gubarev; Artyukhin; Gulyayev; Belousov; Kolesnikov; Volynov; Dobrovolsky; Zholobov. Program: Lunar L1. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spacecraft. Spacecraft: Soyuz 7K-LOK. Summary: Gagarin, Komarov, Nikolayev, Bykovsky, Khrunov, Gorbatko, Voronov, Kolodin, Popovich, Gubarev, Artyukhin, Gylyayev, Belousov, Kolesnikov, Volynov, Doborvolsky, Zhobolov..
1969 Early -
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