[FPSPACE] Russian Air Force Pilots as Cosmonauts vs Energia engineers
kosmonavtka at suzymchale.com
Sat Mar 31 20:07:53 EST 2007
I join this thread because going through my files, I see the latest
information I have on active cosmonauts (military or engineers) dates
from Jan 2005. Are there any changes since? Retirements, new
pilots,engineers? Does anyone have an updated list?
As for pilots vs engineers, I have to concur with Bert; it is simply
rooted in history and it will not change anytime soon. Why should it?
They got quite good results with it. One occurence crosses my mind
though and that's Vassiutin's case, he was a military pilot (I think)
who ran into problems once in space. But that's only one case.
I try to keep track of the Cosmonaut Group on my site, though I am
dependent upon information kindly sent to me by various people!
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