Petrushenko, Aleksandr Yakovlevich
(1942-1992) Ukrainian pilot cosmonaut, 1965-1973. Later worked at Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center, then moved to the satellite control center in Monino until his retirement 1991.
Graduated from Higher Air Force School, Chernigov, 1964. Cosmonaut training November 1965 - December 1967.
Birth Place: Martovy, Kharkov.
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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 -
: Spiral 50-50
1992 November 11 -
- Cosmonaut Aleksandr Yakovlevich Petrushenko dies at age of 50 -- Natural causes. - .
Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Petrushenko. Summary: Ukrainian pilot cosmonaut, 1965-1973. Later worked at Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center, then moved to the satellite control center in Monino until his retirement 1991..
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