Vladimir Nikolaevich DEZHUROV
Yu.A. Gagarin RGNIITsPK Test-Cosmonaut, Russia
DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH: July 30, 1962 in the Yavas settlement,
Zubovo-Polyansk Region, 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 in 1995.
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 1987 served as pilot, senior
pilot in Air Force units of the Odessa military district.
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 May 1994 to February 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 the first
115-day space flight on the Soyuz TM-21 space vehicle and
Mir Orbital Complex as the prime Russian-American crew commander
under expedition 18 program. It was the first time the American
shuttle docked to the Russian orbital station.
He made landing as the STS-71 crew member on the Atlantis
Shuttle, performed three EVAs of the duration of about 18
hours 12 minutes and twice in Transfer Compartment (43 minutes).
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
From 1996 to 1997 he was under training in the ISS cosmonaut
From November, 1997, to October, 2000, he was under training
for space flight as the Soyuz TM transpot vehicle commander
and backup ISS-1 crew pilot.
From November 2000 he was under training as the Soyuz TM
transport vehicle commander and pilot of ISS-3 main crew.