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Bulgaria

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  • Ivanov, Georgi Ivanov, Georgi (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. More...
  • Aleksandrov, Aleksandr Aleksandrov, Aleksandr Panayotov 'Sasha' (1951-) Bulgarian pilot cosmonaut. Flew on Mir EP-2. Graduated from Air Force Academy, 1974. Candidate of technical sciences degree, 1983. Lieutenant Colonel, Bulgarian Air Force. More...
  • Stoyanov Stoyanov, Krasimir Mihailov (1961-) Bulgarian pilot cosmonaut, 1987-1988. Graduated from Air Force School Pilot, Bulgarian Air Force. More...

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Bulgaria Chronology


1940 July 2 - .
  • Birth of Georgi Ivanov - . Nation: Bulgaria. Summary: 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..

1951 December 1 - .
  • Birth of Aleksandr Panayotov 'Sasha' Aleksandrov - . Nation: Bulgaria. Summary: Bulgarian pilot cosmonaut. Flew on Mir EP-2. Graduated from Air Force Academy, 1974. Candidate of technical sciences degree, 1983. Lieutenant Colonel, Bulgarian Air Force..

1961 January 24 - .
1987 January 8 - .
  • International Cosmonaut Training Group selected. - . Nation: Bulgaria. Related Persons: Stoyanov. Summary: Training group of backup Bulgarian guest cosmonaut for a propaganda flights to the Mir space station. This was a 'compensation mission', since the first Bulgarian mission never reached the station due to a primary engine failure aboard the Soyuz shuttle..

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