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Eduard Stepanov

Above: one signed cover from Eduard Stepanov, an early soviet unflown cosmonaut.

Following the Voskhod missions, and in preparation for the new Soyuz program, a large group of 28 young cosmonaut candidates arrived at the Start City in 1965. However, only 6 actually flew (Glazkov, Kizim, Klimuk, Rozhdestvensky, Sarafanov, Zudov), making this the largest refused/rejected group ever. The identities of the unflown cosmonauts were only revealed in late 1989.

Born on.. 14 Apr. 1937
Join Cosmonaut Team in: October 1965
As... Engineer
Left Cosmonaut Team in October 1992
Identity revealed at... Late 1989

Graduated from Air Force Radiotechnical Engineering School, Kiev, 1959, with an engineering diploma; candidate of technical sciences degree, 1974; Colonel, Soviet Air Forces, Res.; was selected as cosmonaut on 23.10.1965 (TsPK-3); OKP (cosmonaut basic training): 11/65 - 12/67; he was involved in the development of the Buran-Spacecraft; after he retired in 1992 he worked again for the TsPK.

 

 

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