Russian Cosmonaut Grechko Dead at Age 85

Russian Cosmonaut Grechko Dead at Age 85

Georgiy Grechko was a legendary man in Russia. A cosmonaut, twice received “Hero of USSR” award, was appointed as a first Russian man to go to the Moon (never happened though). Three times he went to space, once was in an outer space, stayed for over 134 days on orbit.  “First days in space are always hard. All cosmonauts get motion sick, no matter how hard they trained and how meticilous was their selection process. First hours in space very hard to work. Very high blood pressure. It seems that you are being hanged up-side-down. So you can’t make sudden moves.” – remembers Georgiy Grechko about his experience in space. Let’s see and read some more:

Russian Cosmonaut Grechko Dead at Age 85

“When you return from space, it’s hard to walk, hard to eat, hard to sleep. I always think: damn it! I won’t fly again! Never!”, remembered Georgiy. On the photo he is doing his morning excercise, year 1970.

Russian Cosmonaut Grechko Dead at Age 85

Georgiy Grechko with his son.

Russian Cosmonaut Grechko Dead at Age 85

Crew of Soyuz-17 ship during underwater training in the pool, 1975.

Russian Cosmonaut Grechko Dead at Age 85

Crew of three Soviet spaceships connected on the orbit. The ships were Soyuz-26, Salyut and Soyuz-27. Year 1978.

Russian Cosmonaut Grechko Dead at Age 85

Georgiy Grechko, on the left, during a winter fishing 1978.

Russian Cosmonaut Grechko Dead at Age 85

Georgiy and an Indian cosmonaut during their marine training. 1983.

Russian Cosmonaut Grechko Dead at Age 85

Soyuz 14 crew during their pre-flight training.

Russian Cosmonaut Grechko Dead at Age 85

Soyuz T-13 landed in 1985 in Kazakhstan, Georgiy Grechko was part of the team.

Russian Cosmonaut Grechko Dead at Age 85

Pope John Paul II and Georgiy Grechko. Vatican, 1987.

Russian Cosmonaut Grechko Dead at Age 85

With a famous Soviet film director.

Russian Cosmonaut Grechko Dead at Age 85

With a Russian actress.

Russian Cosmonaut Grechko Dead at Age 85

Georgiy giving a lecture in a space museum, devoted to 50 years first flight to space, in 1961.

Russian Cosmonaut Grechko Dead at Age 85

Georgiy presenting his book in a book store in 2013.

RIP!

 

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