Biographies of USSR / Russian Cosmonauts


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Aleksandr Yuriyevich


Personal data

Birthdate:  13.05.1956
Birthplace:  Yurmala / Latvian SSR
Marital status:  married
Children:  one
Selection date:  15.02.1984
Selection group:  NPOE-6
Position:  Test Cosmonaut (TC)
Status:  Ret. 16.04.2022


No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  Soyuz TM-14 / Mir-11  Flight Engineer  17.03.1992 - 10.08.1992 145d 14h 10m 
2  Soyuz TM-24 / Mir-22  Flight Engineer  17.08.1996 - 02.03.1997 196d 17h 26m 
3  Soyuz TM-30 / Mir-28  Flight Engineer  04.04.2000 - 16.06.2000 72d 19h 41m 
4  Soyuz TMA-3 / ISS-08  Flight Engineer  18.10.2003 - 30.04.2004 194d 18h 33m 
5  Soyuz TMA-01M / ISS-25 / ISS-26  Commander  07.10.2010 - 16.03.2011 159d 08h 43m 
Total  769d 06h 33m 
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Backup assignments

No. Mission Position
1  Soyuz TM-4  Flight Engineer
2  Soyuz TM-12  Flight Engineer
3  Soyuz TM-28  Flight Engineer
4  STS-111  ISS-CDR
5  Soyuz TMA-2  Commander

Additional information

Graduated from Moscow Physics and Technology Institute (MFTI), Dolgoprudny, Moscow region, as a specialist in Aircraft Flight Dynamics and Control, 1979 and- post-graduate study at MFTI as a specialist in the following field: Mechanics of Fluids and Plasma, 1983; worked with NPO Energiya; was selected as cosmonaut by GMVK on 15.02.1984 (NPOE-6); OKP (cosmonaut basic training): 11/85 - 10/86; was already assigned for mission of Soyuz TM-7, but grounded of medical reasons; hobbies: trampolining, jogging, book reading, growing flowers; since 30.10.2006 chief of flight service of RSC Energiya.

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Last update on March 16, 2023.