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Nadezhda Vasilievna KUZHELNAJA
Test Cosmonaut S.P. Korolev Rocket and Space Corporation Energia, Russia
DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH:
November 6, 1962, settlement Alexeevskoe, Alexeevsky Region,
Tatar Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic, RF (Russia).
Father: Vasily Ivanovich Kuzhelny, born in 1937.
Mother: Ludmila Ivanovna Kuzhelnaja (Kozlova), born in 1937.
In 1984 she finished three courses of Dnepropetrovsk Engineering
and Building Institute (the Ukraine), then she was transferred
to Moscow Aviation Institute after S. Ordzhonikidze and
graduated from it in 1988 in speciality of Flight Dynamics
FAMILY STATUS: Married.
Husband: Vladimir Georgievich Morozov, retired colonel.
Daughter: Ekaterina, born in 1999.
HOBBY: Playing guitar, tennis.
In 1982 she entered the sailplane section of Dnepropetrovsk
air sports club where she got the 3-rd grade in parachute
jumping and the 2-nd grade in gliding.
She has the 1-st grade in air sport and is a member of P.O.
Sukhoi Design Bureau woman's aerobatics team.
She flied by Yak-52, Yak-55, Su-26, Su-29, L-39 aircraft.
From May 1988 to June 1994 she was an engineer, mathematical
engineer of S.P. Korolev NPO Energia.
On April 1, 1994 she was selected for RSC Energia cosmonaut
detachment by decision of the State Interdepartmental Committee.
On June 16, 1994 she was enlisted in RSC Energia cosmonaut
detachment as a candidate for test cosmonauts.
In 1996 she was appointed to a post of a test cosmonaut
of RSC Energia cosmonaut detachment.
In 1994-1996 she passed a course of general space training
at Yu. A. Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center.
On April 25, 1996 a qualification of a test-cosmonaut was
conferred on her by decision of the Interdepartmental Qualification
From June to September 1996 she passed training as a member
of the cosmonaut team under the ISS program.
From August 1997 to November 1998 she passed training under
the program of the ISS Russian visiting crew (the ISS-taxi)
as a member of the team, however, she interrupted it because
of the maternity leave due to the birth of a child.
In May 1999 she resumed training as a flight engineer of
the Russian visiting crew.
Based on materials from Yu.A. Gagarin RGNIITsPK.