Biographies of Astronaut and Cosmonaut Candidates


Marina Popovich


Marina Lavrentyevna Vasilyevna
Марина Лаврентьевна Попович



Personal data

Birthdate:  20.07.1931
Marital status:  married
Children:  two
Selection date:  ??.??.1962
Position:  Test Cosmonaut (TC)
Status:  Ret. ??.??.1962
Day of death:  30.11.2017
Place of death:  ?

Additional information

Joined the Antonov design bureau from school in 1947; she learned to fly and at some point was commissioned into the Soviet Air Force; by the time she met Pavel Popovich in 1955, she was a Major, a test pilot and holder of 13 aviation world records; Colonel Soviet Air Force; following her retirement she was a global known on ufologist and hold lectures around the world.


Last update on December 02, 2017.

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