Georgy Shonin, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Georgy Shonin

Soviet cosmonaut

Date of Birth: 03-Aug-1935

Place of Birth: Rovenky, Luhansk Oblast, Ukraine

Date of Death: 06-Apr-1997

Profession: astronaut, military personnel, aircraft pilot

Zodiac Sign: Leo

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About Georgy Shonin

  • Georgy Stepanovich Shonin (Ukrainian: ???´???? ?????´????? ??´???) (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. Shonin's family hid a Jewish family from the Nazis during WWII.Shonin later worked as the director of the 30th Central Scientific Research Institute, Ministry of Defence (Russia). He died of a heart attack in 1997.

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