Biographies of USSR / Russian Cosmonauts


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Yuri Ivanovich


Personal data

Birthdate:  06.02.1961
Birthplace:  Ryasnoye / Kharkov Oblast / Ukrainian SSR
Marital status:  married
Children:  three
Selection date:  25.01.1989
Selection group:  TsPK-10
Position:  Test Cosmonaut (TC)
Status:  Ret. 17.03.2004


No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  Soyuz TM-23 / Mir-21  Commander / Mir-Commander  21.02.1996 - 02.09.1996 193d 19h 07m 
2  STS-108 / ISS-04 / STS-111  ISS-CDR  05.12.2001 - 19.06.2002 195d 19h 38m 
Total  389d 14h 45m 

Backup assignments

No. Mission Position
1  STS-71  MSP
2  STS-102  ISS-CDR

Additional information

Graduated from Yeysk V.M. Komarov Higher Military Aviation School for Pilots with a pilots-engineer's diploma, 1982; graduated from Moscow State University with a degree in carthography; Colonel and pilot in the Russian Air Force; Highschool teacher in ecological management with aerocosmic methods; was selected as cosmonaut on 25.01.1989 (TsPK-10); OKP (cosmonaut basic training): 7/89 - 1/91; hobbies: Aviation and cosmonauts, sports, tennis, cooking, fishing, chess; since March 2004 deputy chief for the 1st administration RGNII TsPK; 2009 - 2011 chief for the 1st administration RGNII TsPK.

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Last update on February 12, 2018.