Credit: Yves Dejardin Collection - Yves Dejardin Collection
Status: Deceased; Active 1965-1992. Born: 1937-04-14. Died: 2015-10-19. Birth Place: Verkhopeniye, Kursk.
Graduated from Air Force Radiotechnical Engineering School, Kiev, 1959, with an engineering diploma. Candidate of technical sciences degree, 1974. Cosmonaut training from November 1965 - December 1967. Involved in the development of the Buran spaceplane. After he left the cosmonaut corps in 1992 he worked again for the TsPK.
Although Kamanin desired 40 new cosmonaut-trainees, in the end only 17 were selected. They were:
Following the cancellation of the Almaz military station it was still planned that two of the TKS ferries would be flown manned to Salyut stations. In September/October 1979 three crews were formed. In December 1981 Ustinov killed Chelomei's plans for manned TKS flights. The TKS training group was dissolved and TKS-2 flew unmanned to Salyut 7 as Cosmos 1443.