Georgy Shonin

Georgy Shonin

  • 8/3/1935 - 4/7/1997
  • Ukrainian - Deceased
  • Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)
  • Wiki

Georgy Stepanovich Shonin (Ukrainian: Гео́ргій Степа́нович Шо́нін) (August 3, 1935 – April 7, 1997; born in Rovenky, Luhansk Oblast, (now Ukraine) but grew up in Balta of Ukrainian SSR) was a Soviet cosmonaut, who flew on the Soyuz 6 space mission. Shonin was part of the original group of cosmonauts selected in 1960. He left the space programme in 1979 for medical reasons.