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Georgi Shonin

Georgi Stepanovich Shonin, cyrillic Георгий Степанович Шонин, (August 3, 1935 - April 7, 1997) was a Soviet cosmonaut who flew on the Soyuz 6 space mission.

He was born in Rovenki[?].

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 one of a defence research institute. He died of a heart attack in 1997.



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