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Georgy Shonin

Georgy Shonin

  • Status: Deceased
  • In Space: No
  • Date of Birth: 08/03/1935
  • Date of Death: 04/07/1997
  • First Flight: 10/11/1969
  • Last Flight: 10/11/1969


Georgy Shonin, a Ukrainian astronaut affiliated with the government agency Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS), embarked on 1 space flights and engaging in 0 spacewalks during his/her career as an astronaut.

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.

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