Vladimir Nikolaevich DEZHUROV
Colonel, Yu.A. Gagarin RGNIITsPK
DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH: July 30, 1962 in
the Yavas settlement, Zubovo-Polyansk Rigion, the Mordovian
Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic. Father: Nikolai Serafimovich
Dezhurov born in 1933, lives in the Yavas settlement, the
Mordovian Republic. Mother: Anna Vasilievna Dezhurova died
EDUCATION: In 1983 he graduated from the
Kharkov Higher Military Aviation School after S.I. Gritsevets,
Twice Hero of the Soviet Union, in 1994 he graduated from
Yu.A. Gagarin Military Air Academy.
FAMILY STATUS: Married.
Wife: Elena Valentinovna Dezhurova (Suprun) born in 1963
Daughter: Anna born in 1983
Daughter: Svetlana born in 1987
AWARDS AND RANKS: Hero of the Russian Federation,
pilot-cosmonaut of the Russian Federation. HOBBIES: Football,
WORK EXPERIENCE: From 1983 to 1989 served
as pilot, senior pilot in Air Force units of the Odessa
He is a 3rd class military pilot. The total flying time
is about 900 hours. He mastered three types of aircraft,
instructor of parachute landing training, made 170 jumps.
In 1987 he was included in the cosmonaut team of Yu.A. Gagarin
From December 1987 to June 1989 he passed a course of general
From September 1989 to February 1994 he was under training
within the test-cosmonaut team.
From February 1994 to March 1995 he was under training for
space flight on the Soyuz-TM TV and Mir OC as the prime
Russian-American crew commander under expedition 18 program.
From March 14, 1995 to July 5, 1995 he performed a 115-day
space flight on the Soyuz-TM space vehicle and Mir Orbital
Complex as the prime Russian-American crew commander under expedition
He made landing as the STS-71 crew member on the Atlantis
Shuttle, performed five EVAs of the duration of about 25
He is a 2nd class test-cosmonaut - instructor.
From March 11 to July 7, 1997 he was the Technical Director
of Yu.A. Gagarin CTC Office at Lindon B. Johnson Spacecraft
Presently he is under training for space flight as ISS-1
backup crew pilot and ISS-3 prime crew pilot and Soyuz TM
TV crew commander as well.