Credit: Yves Dejardin Collection - Yves Dejardin Collection
Status: Deceased; Active 1965-1973. Born: 1940-12-31. Died: 1990-05-02. Birth Place: Leningrad.
Graduated from Chernigov and Chuguyev Higher Military Pilot School and from Gagarin Air Force Academy, Monino, 1976. Candidate of technical sciences degree, 1982. Cosmonaut training November 1965 - December 1967. Left cosmonaut group for medical reasons. Employed as a scientist at a research institute of the Ministry of Defense. Died in Moscow, Russian SFSR.
|Yakovlev bureau Russian manufacturer of aircraft.|
Although Kamanin desired 40 new cosmonaut-trainees, in the end only 17 were selected. They were:
Crews are formed for six Soyuz (Kontakt?) flights. Soyuz s/n 18 - Filipchenko and Grechko; Soyuz s/n 19 - Lazarev and Makarov; Soyuz s/n 20 - Vorobyov and Yazdovsky; Soyuz s/n 21 - Yakovlelv and Porvatkin; Soyuz s/n 22 - Kovalyonok and Isakov; Soyuz s/n 23 - Shcheglov and [illegible]. Five crews are training for Salyut flights: Crew 1, Leonov, Rukavishnikov, and Kolodin; Crew 2, Gubarev, Sevastyanov, and Voronov. TsKBEM engineer cosmonauts are to be selected will round out the last three crews, but VVS members will be: Crew 3, Klimuk, Artyukhin; Crew 4, Bykovskyy, Alekseyev; Crew 5, Gorbatko. Leonov and Gubarev will have their crews fully ready for Soyuz 12 by 30 June, for a launch date between 15-20 July. Leonov is asking to go to East Germany for two to three days in the first week of July. Kamanin is fully opposed to this - he is thinkng not of his upcoming flight, but the exhibition of his paintings at the Prezdensk Gallery!