Georgy Grechko

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Georgy Mikhaylovich Grechko
Grechko in 2011
Cosmonaut
Nationality Soviet
Born 25 May 1931
Leningrad, Soviet Union[1]
Died 8 April 2017 (aged 85)
Moscow, Russia[1]
Other occupation Engineer
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)

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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