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The Buran cosmonaut team

Part of the Springer Praxis Books book series (PRAXIS)

Abstract

Describing the history of the Buran cosmonaut team is not as straightforward as it may seem at first glance. Unlike the situation in the US, where NASA has always been in charge of selecting and training the (career) astronauts that make up Space Shuttle crews, the Soviet Union’s space program lacked a central coordinating NASA-type organization. Several organizations involved in test pilot and cosmonaut training felt they should all independently select their own cosmonaut teams. From these groups, Buran crew members representing those organizations would be assigned.

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Test Pilot Crew Member Chief Designer Soyuz Mission Space Shuttle Mission 
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