Oleg Dmitrievich KONONENKO
Test Cosmonaut of S.P. Korolev Rocket & Space
Corporation Energia, Russia
DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH:
June 21, 1964, town of Chardzhou, Turkmenia.
FAMILY STATUS: married.
Wife: Tatiana Mikhailovna Kononenko (Yurieva).
EDUCATION: In 1988 he graduated from Kharkov Order of Lenin Aviation Institute after N.E. Joukovsky (KhAI), specializing in the Vehicle propulsion systems.
In 1986 he finished Higher State Extention Patent and Invention Courses for managers, engineering personnel and maintenance staff, scientists.
AWARDS AND HONORS:
He has the Gagarin badge of the Federal Space Agency.
From 1988 he worked as an engineer, design engineer, leading design engineer at the Central Specialized Design Bureau of State Research & Production Rocket-Space Center TsSKB-PROGRESS (Samara) of the Russian Space Agency.
On March 29, 1996 by decision of the State Interdepartmental Committee he was selected as a candidate for test cosmonaut from TsSKB-PROGRESS.
From June 1996 to March 1998 he passed general space training at Yu.A. Gagarin CTC.
On March 20, 1998 by decision of the Interdepartmental Qualification Committee he got a qualification of a test cosmonaut.
Since October 1998 he has passed training as a member of the cosmonaut group under the ISS flight program.
Since January 1999 he has been a test cosmonaut of OAO RSC Energia.
From December 2001 to April 2002 he passed training together with G.I. Padalka in the Soyuz TM-34 backup crew (the ISS third visiting crew).
Based on materials from Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center