Biographies of International Astronauts

Ivanov

Georgi

Bulgaria

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Personal data

Birthdate:  02.07.1940
Birthplace:  Lovech
Marital status:  married
Children:  two
Selection date:  01.03.1978
Selection group:  Interkosmos-2
Position:  Research Cosmonaut (RC)
Status:  Ret. 12.04.1979

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  Soyuz 33  Research Cosmonaut  10.04. - 12.04.1979 1d 23h 01m 
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Total  1d 23h 01m 
           

Additional information

His original name Georgi Ivanov Kakalov was changed by Russian order because Kakalov means in Russian something obscene; Candidate of technical sciences degree, 1984; engineer; pilot; Major General; hobbies: Underwater fishing, skiing; later member of Bulgarian Parliament.

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