(5. 10. 1930)
P opovich Pavel Romanovich - pilot cosmonaut. Born October 5, 1930 in the city Uzin now Belotserkovsky district, Kiev region (Ukraine). Ukrainetz. During the Great Patriotic War was the territory occupied by Nazi troops. Since 1947 he lived in the city of Magnitogorsk, Chelyabinsk region. In 1951 he graduated from Magnitogorsk Magnitogorsk industrial technical and flying club.
In the Army from 1951. In 1951-1952 he studied at the Stalingrad Military Aviation School (Novosibirsk), in 1952-1953 БT in the 52 th Military Aviation School (pos.Vozzhaevka). In 1954 he graduated from the Higher officer aviation training schools Air Force (Grozny). He served in line units the Air Force.
In 1960 enlisted in the detachment of Soviet cosmonauts (1960 Group Air Force Б•¬ 1). It has been fully trained to fly on ships such as the East.
12 БT 15 August 1962 made his first space flight as the pilot of a spaceship Vostok-4 Б• Б•L duration of 2 days 23 hours. This was the first group space flight (with the spacecraft Vostok-3 Б• Б•L).
. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union and the Order of Lenin and medal "Gold Star" Pavel Romanovich Popovich was awarded on Aug. 18, 1962 for the successful implementation of space flight and for displaying courage and heroism.
. After the first flight continued training in the cosmonaut detachment
. Trained to fly on "Moon" program, and after its closure was preparing to fly aboard Soyuz-type and orbital space station type Diamond. In 1968 he graduated from the Air Force Academy named after NE Zhukovsky (Engineering Faculty).
. 3 БT 19 July 1974 made a second space flight as commander of the spacecraft Soyuz-14 Б• Б•L and Б• orbital station Salyut-3 Б•L duration of 15 days 17.5 hours.
. W and the successful implementation of the flight and for displaying courage and heroism of 20 July 1974 Popovich P.R
. second Hero of the Soviet Union.
In 1977 he defended his thesis and received the degree of candidate of technical sciences. In 1978-1989 БT Deputy Chief of Cosmonaut Training Center on scientific testing and research. Since 1989 БT Director, Scientific Research Center AIUS-Agroresurs Б• Б•L (БT now Russia Institute of monitoring of land and ecosystems). Since 1992 - President of the UFO Association CIS. In 1992 he was elected president of the Academy of energy-information sciences. Since 1992 - Chairman of the Boxing Federation of Russia. Member of the Writers' Union. He was deputy chairman of the Central Board of the Soviet-Austrian Friendship Society. БT Since 1993, Major General Aviation Popovich P.R. - In stock.
Member of the Supreme Soviet of the Ukrainian SSR 6-11-th convocation.
Yvette M in Moscow. Continues to work as the director of the Institute Rossiyskogo monitoring of land and ecosystems. Pilot-Cosmonaut of the USSR (1962), Honored Master of Sports of the USSR (1962), honored radio USSR (1962), Ph.D. (1977). Hero of Labor of North Vietnam (1962). Awarded 2 orders of Lenin, the Order of Friendship of Peoples, Red Star, Honor, Б• Merit for the Fatherland Б•L 4-th degree, medals, foreign awards. Honorary citizen of Kaluga, Kovrov, Magnitogorsk, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk; White Church and Zaporozhye (Ukraine); Guriev (Kazakhstan); Targovishte (Bulgaria). Bronze bust installed in the city Uzin.
Biography provided by A. Simonov