Georgy Shonin

Astronaut

1935 – 1997

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Who was Georgy Shonin?

Georgy Stepanovich Shonin 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.

He later worked as the director of the 30th Central Scientific Research Institute, Ministry of Defence.

Shonin died of a heart attack in 1997.

He was awarded:

Hero of the Soviet Union

Pilot-Cosmonaut of the USSR

Order of Lenin

Order of the October Revolution

Order of the Red Banner of Labour

Order of the Red Star

Ten commemorative medals

Medal "25 Years of People's Power"

Three medals from the Mongolian People's Republic

Five medals from the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic

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Born
Aug 3, 1935
Rovenky
Nationality
  • Soviet Union
Profession
Died
Apr 7, 1997
Star City, Russia

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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