Died pilot-cosmonaut Georgy Grechko


Скончался летчик-космонавт Георгий Гречко Twice hero of the Soviet Union passed away at the age of 85 years. As told reporters the daughter of George Grechko, the cause of death was heart failure. On the eve of Georgy Mikhailovich was urgently hospitalized.

      Скончался летчик-космонавт Георгий Гречко

      Sad news came on April 8. Early Saturday morning was not the legendary man, the pilot-cosmonaut, twice hero of Soviet Union George Grechko. He died at the age of 85 years at the Moscow 81-th city clinical hospital of a name Veresaeva. Here Georgy Grechko was urgently taken the day before, he felt sharp deterioration of health.

      The news of the sudden passing of George Grechko has shocked people who knew about the exploit and the contribution to the study of the cosmos this man. One of the first to hear about the loss of responded leading Alexander Oleshko. He posted in a microblog post tribulation.

      “Georgy Grechko…. Had the privilege once to meet with this amazing man. Light memory!” – wrote under the picture of the astronaut Alexander Oleshko.

      Under the post-star, his fans in the comments, leave words of sympathy and sorrow the family of a famous astronaut. “Sad news today… the Bright memory of Georgi Mikhailovich. Condolences to the family. Eternal memory”, “the Kingdom of heaven. In memory of”, “the Kingdom of heaven! Family condolences”, “Georgy Grechko, a living legend… the Bright memory!”, “Sorry… the Light was man! Grieve”, – not indifferent to the news about the departure of a famous astronaut subscribers Alexander Oleshko.

      It is worth noting that the news of the death of his father reporters confirmed the daughter of the famous cosmonaut Olga. “He went to the hospital at 06:40 am. Because of their age and a significant set of chronic diseases. The bright memory of him. Grieve,” said the daughter of George Mikhailovich.

      The woman added that tragic moment near the astronaut was his wife Lyudmila Kirillovna. According to the daughter of an astronaut, her father went into another world with a smile on his face. “Mother was with him, he kissed her hand and smiled. Said that all of us loves” – quoted Olga REN TV.

      Georgy Grechko was born on may 25, 1931 in Leningrad. And in 1955 graduated from Leningrad military mechanical Institute. Georgy participated in the development of the first Soviet satellites and interplanetary stations. He has made in his career 3 space flight, the total duration of 134 days 20 hours 32 minutes and 58 seconds. Cosmonaut also performed one spacewalk 1 hour 28 minutes.