Georgy Ivanov is an cosmonaut who was born on July 2, 1940, in Bulgaria.
Before he became an cosmonaut, Ivanov was a fighter pilot for the
Bulgarian Air Force.
Ivanov became an cosmonaut in 1978. He became the first Bulgarian in
space when he flew aboard Soyuz-33 in 1979. Unfortunately, the mission
lasted only two days due to an engine failure. The cosmonauts landed
safely using a back-up engine.
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