Georgy Shonin

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Georgy Stepanovich Shonin
The Soviet Union 1969 CPA 3809 stamp (Georgi Shonin and Valeri Kubasov (Soyuz 6)) cropped Shonin.jpg
Nationality Soviet
Born (1935-08-03)August 3, 1935
Rovenky, Soviet Union (now Ukraine)
Died April 7, 1997(1997-04-07) (aged 61)
Zvyozdny, Russia
Other occupation
Rank Lieutenant General, Soviet Air Force
Time in space
4d 22h 42m
Selection Air Force Group 1
Missions Soyuz 6
Mission insignia

Georgy Stepanovich Shonin (Ukrainian: Гео́ргій Степа́нович Шо́нін) (August 3, 1935 – April 7, 1997; born in Rovenky, Luhansk Oblast, (now Ukraine) but grew up in Balta of Ukrainian SSR) was a Soviet cosmonaut, who flew on the Soyuz 6 space mission.

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 the 30th Central Scientific Research Institute, Ministry of Defence (Russia).

Shonin died of a heart attack in 1997.

He was awarded: