Biographies of USSR / Russian Cosmonauts


Oleg D. Kononenko

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Oleg Dmitriyevich


Personal data

Birthdate:  21.06.1964
Birthplace:  Chardzhou / Chardzhou Oblast / Turkmen SSR
Marital status:  married
Children:  two
Selection date:  29.03.1996
Selection group:  MKS
Position:  Test Cosmonaut (TC)
Status:  active


No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  Soyuz TMA-12 / ISS-17  Flight Engineer  08.04.2008 - 24.10.2008 198d 16h 20m 
2  Soyuz TMA-03M / ISS-30 / ISS-31  Commander / Flight Engineer / ISS-CDR  21.12.2011 - 01.07.2012 192d 18h 58m 
3  Soyuz TMA-17M / ISS-44 / ISS-45  Commander / Flight Engineer  22.07.2015 - 11.12.2015 141d 16h 09m 
4  Soyuz MS-11 / ISS-57 / ISS-58 / ISS-59  Commander / Flight Engineer / ISS-CDR  03.12.2018 - 25.06.2019 203d 15h 16m 
5  Soyuz MS-24 / ISS-69 / ISS-70 / ISS-71  Commander / Flight Engineer / ISS-CDR  15.09.2023

Total (old)  736d 18h 43m 
Total (new) 

Patch Soyuz TMA-17M Patch ISS-44 Patch ISS-45 Patch Soyuz MS-11
Patch ISS-57 Patch ISS-58 Patch ISS-59 Patch Soyuz MS-24 Patch ISS-69 Patch ISS-70 Patch ISS-71    

Backup assignments

No. Mission Position
1  Soyuz TM-34  Flight Engineer
2  Soyuz TMA-01M  Flight Engineer
3  Soyuz TMA-02M  Commander
4  Soyuz TMA-15M  Commander
5  Soyuz MS-09  Commander
6  Soyuz MS-22  Commander

Additional information

Graduated from Kharkov Aviation Institute (KhAI) in 1988 as a mechanical engineer/aircraft engine specialist; in 1990 graduated from the Postgraduate Courses of the Kuibyshev Aviation Institute (Samara) where he specialized in automation of control systems design; after graduation from the Kharkov Aviation Institute he worked at the Central Design Bureau in Samara as an engineer, design engineer and leading design engineer; was selected as cosmonaut on 29.03.1996 and transferred as civilian to the TsPK group of Air Force; OKP (cosmonaut basic training): 03.06.1996 - 18.03.1998; hobbies: books and sport games.


Last update on April 06, 2024.