Encyclopedia Astronautica

Credit: Yves Dejardin Collection - Yves Dejardin Collection
Kugno, Eduard Pavlovich (1935-1994) Ukrainian engineer cosmonaut, 1963-1964.

Candidate of technical sciences degree. Airplane engineer, parachutist, Soviet Air Force. Left cosmonaut group for medical reasons. From 1968 to 1970 he was instructor for the Soviet Air Force in Algeria. From 1986 to 1990 he served as an instructor at the Military Engineering School in Kiev. He retired from military service in 1990, living until his death in Irkutsk. Died from cancer of stomach.

Birth Place: Poltova.
Status: Deceased.
Born: 1935.06.27.
Died: 1994.02.24.

More... - Chronology...

Associated Countries
See also
  • Cosmonaut Category of persons who have been trained for spaceflight in Russia. More...

Associated Flights
  • Soyuz A-1 Crew: Nikolayev, Demin. Planned Soyuz circumlunar mission. Soyuz would dock with a refuelled rocket stage and be accelerated on a loop around the moon. Cancelled in mid-1964 due to delays in Soyuz and decision to race Americans to moon landing. Backup crew: Shonin, Kugno. More...

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

Kugno Chronology

1963 January 8 - .
1963 January 10 - .
1964 January 23 - .
1964 April 16 - .
  • Kugno expelled. - . Nation: USSR. Related Persons: Kugno. Summary: Engineer-cosmonaut Kugno will be expelled from the cosmonaut corps for political and moral unreliability. He refuses to join the Communist Party, calling its members rogues - unacceptable for any Soviet citizen, let alone a pilot-candidate..

1994 February 24 - .
Home - Browse - Contact
© / Conditions for Use