Biographies of USSR / Russian Cosmonauts


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Gennadi Mikhailovich


Personal data

Birthdate:  28.10.1940
Birthplace:  Mytishchi / Moscow Oblast / Russian SFSR
Marital status:  married
Children:  two
Selection date:  27.03.1973
Selection group:  TsKBEM-3
Position:  Test Cosmonaut (TC)
Status:  Ret. 17.01.1995
Date of death:  25.12.2004
Place of death:  Moscow / Russian Federation


No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  Soyuz T-3  Flight Engineer  27.11. - 10.12.1980 12d 19h 07m 
2  Soyuz T-8  Flight Engineer  20.04. - 22.04.1983 2d 00h 17m 
3  Soyuz T-11 / Soyuz T-10  Flight Engineer  03.04. - 11.04.1984 7d 21h 40m 
4  Soyuz TM-10 / Mir-7  Flight Engineer  01.08. - 10.12.1990 130d 20h 35m 
5  Soyuz TM-21 / Mir-18 / STS-71 Atlantis  Flight Engineer  14.03. - 07.07.1995 115d 08h 43m 
Total  268d 22h 22m 

Backup assignments

No. Mission Position
1  Soyuz 22  Flight Engineer
2  Soyuz T-5  Flight Engineer
3  Soyuz T-9  Flight Engineer
4  Soyuz T-14  Flight Engineer
5  Soyuz TM-9  Flight Engineer

Additional information

Graduated from Bauman Moscow Higher Technical School with an engineer's diploma, 1965; candidate of technical sciences degree, 1985; engineer at Korolyov Design bureau; was selected as cosmonaut on 27.03.1973 (TsKBEM-3); was already assigned as backup for Soyuz 22; crewmember of aborted mission Soyuz T-10A; Instructor test cosmonaut and Department Head of RSC Energiya; retired on 17.01.1995, but continued his employment by a special contract until EO-18 (Soyuz TM-21) concluded; by the order of 6 February 2003, Gennadi Strekalov was transferred to the post of the leading scientific worker at RKKE; Strekalov has been the commander of the cosmonaut detachment of RKKE since 1985; died of cancer.

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