Georgy Grechko

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Georgy Mikhaylovich Grechko
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Grechko in 2011
Born25 May 1931
Died8 April 2017 (aged 85)
NationalitySoviet
OccupationEngineer
AwardsHero of the Soviet Union (2)
Space career
Cosmonaut
Time in space
134d 20h 32m
SelectionCivilian Specialist Group 3
MissionsSoyuz 17, Salyut 4 Soyuz 26, Salyut 6 EO-1, Soyuz 27, Soyuz T-14, Salyut 7 EP-5, Soyuz T-13

Georgy Mikhaylovich Grechko (Russian: Георгий Михайлович Гречко; 25 May 1931 – 8 April 2017) was a Soviet cosmonaut who flew on several space flights including Soyuz 17, Soyuz 26, and Soyuz T-14.[1]

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.[1]

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Media related to Georgi Grechko at Wikimedia Commons

  • "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