Gennady Vasiliyevich Sarafanov
|Born||1 January 1942|
|Died||September 29, 2005 (aged 63)|
|Rank||Colonel, Soviet Air Force|
Time in space
|2 days 0 hours 12 minutes |
|Selection||Air Force Group 3|
Gennady Vasiliyevich Sarafanov (Russian: Геннадий Васильевич Сарафанов), birth on 1 January 1942 in Sinenkiye, Saratov Oblast, USSR – dead on 29 September 2005, Moscow, Russia, was a Soviet cosmonaut who flew on the Soyuz 15 spaceflight in 1974. This mission was intended to dock with the space station Salyut 3, but failed to do so after the docking system malfunctioned.
He only made a single spaceflight before resigning from the space program in 1986 and lecturing in technology.
He was awarded: