Died the famous Soviet pilot-cosmonaut

Tonight on 86-m to year of life has died the pilot-cosmonaut of USSR, twice hero of the Soviet Union Georgy Grechko. About it reports the magazine “news of cosmonautics”.

Georgy Grechko was born in Leningrad in 1931. He participated in the development of the first Soviet satellites and interplanetary stations. In 1966, he was enlisted by the head of the group of candidates in cosmonauts-verifiers, and two years later fell into the team of cosmonauts.

He made three space flights. First – 11 January-9 February 1975 as a flight engineer of the spaceship Soyuz-17 and the first major expedition on the orbital station Salyut-4. Second, a record for its time, from 10 December 1977 to 16 March 1978 as flight engineer of the spaceship Soyuz-26 and the first expedition to the station Salyut-6. The third – from 17 to 26 September 1985 as a flight engineer of the spaceship Soyuz T-14 (launch) and Soyuz T-13 (landing) during a shift change at the station Salyut-7.

In may 1986, Grechko worked at the Institute of physics of the biosphere of wounds. He defended the degree of candidate of technical and doctor of physico-mathematical Sciences.

We will remind also that on January 17, 2017 died, American astronaut Eugene Cernan, who was the last person standing on the surface of the moon.