|Georgy Mikhaylovich Grechko|
Grechko in 2011
|Born||25 May 1931
Leningrad, Soviet Union
|Died||8 April 2017 (aged 85)
|Time in space||134d 20h 32m|
|Selection||Civilian Specialist Group 3|
|Missions||Soyuz 17, Salyut 4 Soyuz 26, Salyut 6 EO-1, Soyuz 27, Soyuz T-14, Salyut 7 EP-5, Soyuz T-13|
|Awards||Hero of the Soviet Union (2)|
He was twice awarded the medal of Hero of the Soviet Union.
He resigned from the space programme in 1992 to lecture on atmospheric physics at the Russian Academy of Sciences. Grechko has written his memoirs as "Космонавт No. 34: От лучины до пришельцев," (Cosmonaut No. 34 From Splinter to Aliens) Olma Media Grupp, Moscow, 2013.
Grechko died aged 85 from heart failure. He was survived by wife Lyudmila and daughter Olga.
References[change | change source]
- Умер космонавт Георгий Гречко. tass.ru (8 April 2017)
Other websites[change | change source]
- "Cosmonaut No. 34. From a sliver to aliens" (G. M. Grechko, 2013, OLMA Media Group)
- S. P. Korolev. Encyclopedia of life and creativity" – edited by C. A. Lopota, RSC Energia. S. P. Korolev, 2014 ISBN 978-5-906674-04-3
- The official website of the city administration Baikonur – Honorary citizens of Baikonur