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Aleksandr Matinchenko

Above: signed cover from Aleksandr Matinchenko

In January 1963, a group of 15 reported for duty at Star Town. From that large group of experienced and graduated men, only a few didn't actually made a spaceflight: Buinovski, Gulyayev, Kolodin, Kugno (all military engineers) and Kuklin, Matinchenko, Vorobyov, Voronov (pilots).

Born on.. 4 Sep. 1927
Join Cosmonaut Team in: January 1963
As... Pilot
Left Cosmonaut Team in January 1972
Identity revealed at... Late 1988

Graduated from Higher Air Force School, 1962; Lieutenant Colonel, Res. and pilot, Soviet Air Force; he flew 25 missions during the Hungarian rebellion 1956; was selected as cosmonaut on 08.01.1963 (TsPK-2); OKP (cosmonaut basic training): 1/63 - 21.01.1965; later he worked for Ministry of Aviation Industry; since February 1992 retired. Died in 18.06.1999.

 

 

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