Yuri Gagarin signed
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Georgi Petrovich Katys

In May 1964, Georgi Katys and Konstantin Feoktistov were choosen to train for the first Voskhod mission. Apparently Katys was supported b Academicians Keldysh, Ishlinski and Trapeznikov, however it was Sergei Korolyov that had he final say, and he chose Feoktistov. Katys was therefore assigned as the back-up to Feoktistov on Voskhod 1. Above: two Voskhod 1 signed covers from Georgi Katys, an early and very hard to find soviet unflown cosmonaut.

Born on.. 31 Aug. 1926
Join Cosmonaut Team in: May 1964
As... Research Cosm.
Left Cosmonaut Team in 1972
Identity revealed at... Late 1988

Candidate of technical sciences degree from Bauman Higher Technical School, Moscow, 1953; doctorate degree of technical sciences 1962; engineer; was selected as cosmonaut on 28.05.1964 and later Chief of AN-cosmonaut group; was assigned as backup for Voskhod 1; was involved in the development of Lunokhod, the Soviet Moon Rover; since 1984 Professor at Moscow Institute of Radio technics; he is also a member of the Academy of Sciences and of the Academy of Cosmonautics.




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