Gurragcha Jц+gderdemidiin( The first citizen of Mongolia, flying into space)
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Biography Gurragcha Jц+gderdemidiin
The first citizen of Mongolia, flying into space. Born December 5, 1947 in the village Radschant. In 1972 he graduated from the Military School junior aviation specialists in the USSR. He served in the Mongolian People's Army. In 1977 he graduated from the Air Force Engineering Academy named after NE Zhukovsky. In 1978, together with another citizen of Mongolia Maidarzhavyn Ganzorig was selected for training to fly into space on a Soviet spacecraft in the program of cooperation of the socialist countries of the Intercosmos. In the same year, began training at the Cosmonaut Training Center named after Yury Gagarin. It has been fully trained to fly on spacecraft like the Soyuz and the space station "Salyut-6".
From 22 to 30 March 1981, along with Soviet cosmonaut Vladimir Aleksandrovich Dzhanibekov flew into space as a cosmonaut-researcher spacecraft "Soyuz-39". Within seven days, the astronauts have worked aboard the orbital station Salyut-6 - Soyuz T-4 "-" Soyuz-39 ", together with Vladimir Vasilyevich Kovalenko, and Victor P. SAVIGNY. Length of stay in space was 7 days 20 hours 42 minutes 3 seconds. After his return home he was appointed deputy director of the Administrative Department of the Central Committee of the Mongolian People's revolyutsionnnoy Party and served in that post until 1989. In the future - one of the leaders of the national space program.
Hero of the Soviet Union (Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of 30 March 1981). Hero of the Mongolian People's Republic (Decree of the Presidium of the Great People's Hural of Mongolia on March 30, 1981). He was awarded the Soviet Order of Lenin, the Order of the Mongolian Sukhbaatar, medals.