Cosmonaut. Born Georgi Timofeyevich Beregovoi in Fedorovka, Poltava, Ukraine, he was a Soviet pilot during World War II and flew 185 combat missions. In the 1950s, he became a prominent test pilot flying zero-launch rocket-boosted fighters. He became a Cosmonaut in 1965 and on October 26, 1968, was the Commander of the Soyuz 3 mission becoming the oldest man in Space at age 47. From 1972 to 1986, he was Director of the Cosmonaut Training Center and retired a Lieutenant General from the Russian Air force in 1987.
Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Lydia Matveyevna Besedovskaya Beregovaya