Kuklin, Anatoli Petrovich
(1932-2006) Russian pilot cosmonaut, 1963-1975. Left cosmonaut corps for medical reasons (heart problems) in July 1975 . Worked on the General Staff of the Soviet Air Force until retirement in 1987.
Graduated from Air Force Academy, Monino, 1961 Cosmonaut training January 1963 - 21 January 1965. Died in Space City.
Birth Place: Satka, Chelyabinsk.
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Cosmonaut Category of persons who have been trained for spaceflight in Russia. More...
Soyuz 7K-L1 mission 1 Crew: Leonov, Makarov. Planned first manned circumnavigation of the moon. It was decided after the American Apollo 8 lunar orbital flight in December 1968 to cancel any 'second place' Soviet manned circumlunar flights. Backup crew: Kuklin. More...
Soyuz n 17 Crew: Grechko, Kuklin. Cancelled 16 day mission with Soyuz n 18 to conduct rendezvous and docking operations and demonstrate life support system for the LK manned lunar lander. More...
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1963 January 8 -
1963 January 10 -
1965 July -
: Spiral 50-50
- Spiral cosmonaut team formed - .
Nation: USSR. Related Persons: Titov; Dobrovolsky; Filipchenko; Kuklin; Matinchenko. Spacecraft: Spiral OS. In 1965 the advanced project of the Mikoyan Spiral aerospace system was approved. The ambitious work plan indicted operation of a regular earth-orbit-earth reusable transportation system by the mid-1970's. With Gherman Titov as its head, a Spiral cosmonaut training group was formed (Titov, Dobrovolskiy, Filipchenko, Kuklin, Matinchenko) to train to fly the spaceplane.
1965 September 2 -
: Spiral 50-50
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
1968 September 28 -
1969 March -
- Soyuz 7K-L1 mission 1 (cancelled) - .
Crew: Leonov; Makarov. Backup Crew: Kuklin. Nation: USSR. Related Persons: Leonov; Makarov; Kuklin. Program: Lunar L1. Flight: Soyuz 7K-L1 mission 1. Spacecraft: Soyuz 7K-L1. Planned first manned circumnavigation of the moon. Soviet plans to beat America around the moon were upstaged by the sudden decision to fly Apollo 8 into lunar orbit over Christmas 1968. It was decided after the American success to cancel any 'second place' Soviet manned circumlunar flights.
1969 April 26 -
1969 August 21 -
- Final crew selections are made for the Soyuz 6, 7, 8 flights. - .
Nation: USSR. Related Persons: Sevastyanov; Nikolayev; Shatalov; Yeliseyev; Khrunov; Kuklin. Program: Soyuz. Flight: Soyuz 6; Soyuz 7; Soyuz 8. Summary: Sevastyanov and Nikolayev did poorly on the final test for the 7/6 crew. Therefore Shatalov and Yeliseyev have been selected. Khrunov has been in an auto accident, and Kuklin didn't pass his centrifuge tests - so they're out as well..
1969 November -
2006 January 16 -
- Death of Anatoli Petrovich Kuklin at Zvyozdny Gorodok, Russia. Natural causes. - .
Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Kuklin. Summary: Russian pilot cosmonaut, 1963-1975. Left cosmonaut corps for medical reasons (heart problems) in July 1975 . Worked on the General Staff of the Soviet Air Force until retirement in 1987..
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