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.
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Cosmonaut Category of persons who have been trained for spaceflight in Russia. More...
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...
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1963 January 8 -
1963 January 10 -
1964 January 23 -
- Military Soviet on cosmonaut assignments - .
Nation: USSR. Related Persons: Volynov; Khrunov; Belyayev; Leonov; Komarov; Beregovoi; Nikolayev; Shonin; Demin; Kugno; Bykovsky; Zaikin; Artyukhin; Gulyayev; Popovich; Gorbatko; Ponomaryova; Kolodin; Titov; Shatalov; Solovyova; Zholobov. Program: Vostok; Lunar L1. Flight: Soyuz A-1; Soyuz A-2; Soyuz A-3; Soyuz A-4; Vostok 7; Vostok 8; Vostok 9; Vostok 10. Spacecraft: Vostok; Soyuz A. The General Staff of the VVS considers future cosmonaut assignments. The acceptance of Beregovoi into the active cosmonaut corps is hotly contested. He has passed all the tests, but is 43 years old, and the official maximum age for a cosmonaut is 35. Finally it is decided that on 25 January six cosmonauts will begin training for Vostok flights (Volynov, Khrunov, Belyayev, Leonov, Komarov, and Beregovoi). On 1 February four crews will begin training for Soyuz flights: Crew 1: Nikolayev, Shonin, Demin, Kugno; Crew 2: Bykovsky, Zaikin, Artyukhin, Gulyayev; Crew 3: Popovich, Gorbatko, Ponomaryova, Kolodin; Crew 4: Titov, Shatalov, Solovyova, Zholobov.
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 -
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