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Yuri Petrovich Sheffer

From top to down: Photo (inscribed on back), signed cover and signed note by Yuri Sheffer.

Yuri Petrovich Sheffer

(Civilian Buran Cosmonaut #10)

Born on... 30 Jun., 1947
Join Buran Team in: November 1985
Left Buran Team in: Early 1996 - Died 5th June 2001
As... Civilian Test Pilot
Major assignments: Rehearsing landing manoeuvres

Graduated from Kachinsk Higher Military Pilot School, 1970; graduated from test pilot school in Zhukovsky, 1977; graduated from Moscow Aviation Institute, 1980; civilian test pilot for the Air Force Ministry; remarried to cosmonaut Tamara Zakharova; was selected as cosmonaut on 02.09.1985 (LII-4); OKP (cosmonaut basic training): 9/85 - 1987; during the November 1988 unmanned flight of Buran, Sheffer was presented at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, as part of the chase team; after the end of the Buran-program he served again as test pilot and became 1999 Director, test pilot-school of LII, named after Mikhail M. Gromov; he died of heart failure during work.

 

 

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