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Shiborin, Serenti
Suborbital Russian
Suborbital Russian
Russian phantom cosmonaut. Oberth claimed in 1959 that a pilot was killed on a sub-orbital flight from Kapustin Yar in early 1958. Italian press linked Shiborin name to this flight. No other evidence.

Died: 1958-02-01.

Pioneering space theoretician Hermann Oberth claimed in 1959 that a pilot had been killed on a sub-orbital ballistic flight from Kapustin Yar in early 1958. He never provided a source for the story. In December 1959, the Italian news agency Continentale reported that a series of cosmonaut deaths on suborbital flights had been revealed by a high-ranking Czech communist. Among these were Shiborin, said to have perished in 1958. No other evidence of Soviet suborbital manned flights ever came to light.

Family: Phantom Cosmonaut. Country: Russia.



1958 February 1 - .
  • Death of Serenti Shiborin. Reported killed on a sub-orbital flight in February 1958. - . Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Shiborin. Russian phantom cosmonaut. Oberth claimed in 1959 that a pilot was killed on a sub-orbital flight from Kapustin Yar in early 1958. Italian press linked Shiborin name to this flight. No other evidence..


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