Biographies of USSR / Russian Cosmonauts


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Valeri Ivanovich


Personal data

Birthdate:  29.10.1952
Birthplace:  Kapustin Yar / Astrakhan Oblast / Russian SFSR
Marital status:  married
Children:  two
Selection date:  25.01.1989
Selection group:  GKNII-3 / TsPK-12
Position:  Test Cosmonaut (TC)
Status:  Ret. 10.06.2008


No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  STS-96  MSP  27.05.1999 - 06.06.1999 9d 19h 13m 
2  Soyuz TMA-7 / ISS-12  Flight Engineer  01.10.2005 - 08.04.2006 189d 19h 52m 
Total  199d 15h 05m 

Backup assignments

No. Mission Position
1  Soyuz TMA-3  Commander
2  Soyuz TMA-5  Commander

Additional information

Colonel, Russian Air Force, Ret.; graduated from Stavropol Higher Military School of Fighter Pilots, 1973; graduated from Test Pilot Training Center in Akhtubinsk, 1982; graduated from Gagarin Air Force Academy, Monino,1993; master's degree in state administration from the National Economy Academy, 1997; was selected as cosmonaut on 25.01.1989 (GKNII-4); turned over to TsPK-12 on 28.07.1997; OKP (cosmonaut basic training): 3/89 - 4/91; Hobbies: Nature, automobiles, airplanes, game-sports; was elected on 23.03.2008 as chief of the kray Rostov (area Yaroslavl); retired as cosmonaut on 10.06.2008.

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Last update on May 18, 2016.