[FPSPACE] Re: A single team of cosmonauts?
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Tue Mar 8 17:24:39 EST 2005
I think you have misunderstood Dr Nuyens' request - I believe he was
asking who the current 21 active cosmonauts are, not the original 20.
Unless Yuri Lonchakov is very much older than he
Sounds like a job for Bert Vis or Rex Hall.................
Sent: 08 March 2005 20:48
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Subject: [FPSPACE] Re: A single team of cosmonauts?
> >RUSSIAN COSMONAUTS' TEAM 45 YEARS OLD
> >MOSCOW, March 7, (RIA Novosti) - Forty-five years ago today, the
> >team of space trail-blazers was formed at the Yury Gagarin
> >cosmonaut-training center. "It full complement - now it makes up 21
> >cosmonauts - led by its commander Yuri Lonchakov will leave for the
> >Gagarin to celebrate the momentous date," Sergei Tafrov, deputy head
> >center, told RIA Novosti. The name of the first man on Earth to make
> >flight was given in 1968 to the town of Gzhatsk, an ancient Russian
> >the Smolensk region, near which Yuri Gagarin was born and lived.
>Does anybody know the names of those 21 cosmonauts "still alive"?
>dokter.nuyens at pandora.be
There were twenty cosmonauts in the first group selected - nine are
still alive, to the best of my information.
Valeri Fyoforovich Bykovsky, Viktor Vasiliyevich Gorbatko, Anatoli
Yakovlevich Kartashov, Aleksei Arkhipovich Leonov, Pavel Romanovich
Popavich, Mars Zakirovich Rafikov, Georgi Stepanovich Shonin, Boris
Valentinovich Volynov, and Dmitri Alekseyevich Zaikin.
On a personal note, it's a shame Mars Rafikov never got to fly - he
seemed destined to! Perhaps NASA can give him a flight?
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