Stepanov, Eduard Nikolayevich
(1937-) Russian engineer cosmonaut, 1965-1992.
Graduated from Air Force Radiotechnical Engineering School, Kiev, 1959, with an engineering diploma. Candidate of technical sciences degree, 1974. Cosmonaut training from November 1965 - December 1967. Involved in the development of the Buran spaceplane. After he left the cosmonaut corps in 1992 he worked again for the TsPK.
Birth Place: Verkhopeniye, Kursk.
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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...
Salyut 7/TKS-2 Crew: Glazkov, Makrushin, Stepanov Eduard. Planned TKS manned mission to Salyut 7 station. Cancelled December 1981; TKS-2 flew unmanned to Salyut 7 as Cosmos 1443. Backup crew: Artyukhin, Yuyukov, Berezovoi. More...
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Stepanov, Eduard Chronology
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 -
Late 1982 -
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