April 8, 2017
Today, April 8, 2017, on the 86th year of his life, twice died Hero of the Soviet Union, Hero of Czechoslovakia, pilot-cosmonaut Georgy Mikhailovich Grechko.
Georgy GRECHKO. Image Credit: Wikipedia
From January 11 to February 9, 1975, together with Alexei Gubarev, made a flight on the Soyuz-17 spacecraft as a flight engineer. December 10, 1977 - March 16, 1978 together with Yuri ROMANENKO flew on the Soyuz-26 spacecraft as a flight engineer of the spacecraft and the Salyut-6 orbital station. On September 17-26, 1985, Georgy GRECHKO as a flight engineer together with commander Vladimir Vasyutin and cosmonaut-researcher Alexander VOLKOV made the third space flight on the Soyuz T-14 spacecraft and the Salyut-7 orbital station. This is the last space flight Georgy GRECHKO performed at the age of 54 years.
For more information and biography of Georgy GRECHKO - Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgy_Grechko
ROSCOSMOS condoles with relatives and friends of Georgy Mikhailovich GRECHKO. Everlasting memory.
ROSCOSMOS Press Release: https://www.roscosmos.ru/23423/
Image (mentioned), Video, Text, Credits: ROSCOSMOS/Orbiter.ch Aerospace/Roland Berga.