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Nikolai Mikhailovich


Personal data

Birthdate:  29.04.1953
Birthplace:  Kirya / Chuvash ASSR
Marital status:  married
Children:  two
Selection date:  25.01.1989
Selection group:  NPOE-9
Position:  Test Cosmonaut (TC)
Status:  Ret. 07.09.2004


No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  STS-71 / Mir-19 / Soyuz TM-21  Flight Engineer  27.06.1995 - 11.09.1995 75d 11h 20m 
2  Soyuz TM-27 / Mir-25  Flight Engineer  29.01.1998 - 25.08.1998 207d 12h 49m 
3  STS-113 / ISS-06 / Soyuz TMA-1  Flight Engineer  24.11.2002 - 04.05.2003 161d 01h 14m 
Total  444d 01h 23m 

Backup assignments

No. Mission Position
1  Soyuz TM-21  Flight Engineer
2  Soyuz TM-25  Flight Engineer

Additional information

Graduated from the S. Ordzhonikidze Moscow Aviation Institute, 1979, with a mechanical engineering diploma; engineer at NPO Energiya; was selected as cosmonaut on 25.01.1989 by GMVK (NPOE-9); OKP (cosmonaut basic training): 4/89 - 1/91; hobbies: fishing, skiing, picking mushrooms; retired from the cosmonaut corps to become change flight control officer in TsUP in Korolyov; in December 2007 elected as member of the Russian Parliament Duma.

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Last update on May 16, 2016.