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Kolesnikov, Gennadi Mikhailovich (1936-) Russian engineer cosmonaut, 1965-1967.

Graduated from Higher Air Force School of Engineering with a candidate of technical sciences degree, 1966. Doctorate of military sciences degree, 1989. Cosmonaut training November 1965 - December 1967. Left cosmonaut group due to medical reasons. Worked at Gagarin Center. Later a research scientist and professor at Air Force Academy, Monino. He authored more than 220 scientific papers.

Birth Place: Dauriya, Chita.
Status: Inactive.

Born: 1936.10.07.

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Associated Countries
See also
  • 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...

Associated Flights
  • Soyuz VI Flight 1 Crew: Kolesnikov, Popovich. The planned first flight of the Soyuz VI combat spacecraft was planned for early 1969, beating America's equivalent Manned Orbiting Lab. The project was cancelled in 1968 in favour of Mishin's OIS (in turn cancelled in 1970) and Chelomei's Almaz stations. Backup crew: Belousov, Gubarev. More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • Becker, Joachim, "Space Facts Web Site", http://www.spacefacts.de/, Web Address when accessed: here.

Kolesnikov Chronology

1965 October 23 - .
1965 October 28 - .
1966 September 2 - .
1966 December 31 - . LV Family: N1. Launch Vehicle: N1.
1969 Early - .
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