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Varlamov, Valentin Stepanovich
Varlamov
Varlamov
Credit: www.spacefacts.de
Russian pilot cosmonaut, 1960-1961. Left team after fracturing a vertebra in a diving accident in July 1960. Worked in the Soviet space program as a flight instructor for new cosmonauts within the TsPK.

Status: Deceased; Active 1960-1961. Born: 1934-08-15. Died: 1980-10-02. Birth Place: Region Pensa.

Graduated from Military Pilot School, Novosibirsk, 1955. Died of a hemorrhage in the brain after an accident at home.

Family: Air Force Group 1 - 1960, Cosmonaut. Country: Russia. Agency: VVS. More at: 6146. Bibliography: 4452.



1934 August 15 - .
  • Birth of Valentin Stepanovich Varlamov - . Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Varlamov. Russian pilot cosmonaut, 1960-1961. Left team after fracturing a vertebra in a diving accident in July 1960. Worked in the Soviet space program as a flight instructor for new cosmonauts within the TsPK..

1960 February 25 - .
  • Soviet Air Force Cosmonaut Training Group 1 selected. - . Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Anikeyev, Belyayev, Bondarenko, Bykovsky, Filatyev, Gagarin, Gorbatko, Kartashov, Khrunov, Komarov, Leonov, Nelyubov, Nikolayev, Popovich, Rafikov, Shonin, Titov, Varlamov, Volynov, Zaikin.

    The group was selected to provide pilot astronauts for the Vostok manned spaceflight program.. Qualifications: Military jet aircraft pilots under 30 years of age; under 170 cm tall; under 70 kg in weight.. While the Americans sought mature test pilots for their first spaceflights, the Soviets recruited young pilots with the intent of training them for a career as spacemen. There were 3,000 applicants following interviews with medical doctor teams that toured Soviet air bases beginning in August 1959. 102 were called for physical and psychological tests. 8 of these were selected, but then Chief Designer Korolev said he wanted a pool three times larger than the American Mercury cadre. Of the 20 selected, 12 would fly in space. Of the 8 that did not, 1 died in a ground fire in training; 3 were dismissed for disciplinary reasons; and 4 left following injuries in training.


1980 October 2 - .
  • Death of Valentin Stepanovich Varlamov at Moscow, Russia. Hemorrhage in the brain after an accident at home. - . Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Varlamov. Russian pilot cosmonaut, 1960-1961. Left team after fracturing a vertebra in a diving accident in July 1960. Worked in the Soviet space program as a flight instructor for new cosmonauts within the TsPK..


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