Aleksandr Ivanovich LAZUTKIN
Test Cosmonaut of S.P. Korolev Rocket & Space Corporation Energia, Russia
DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH: October 30, 1957, Moscow, Russia.
Father: Ivan Pavlovich Lazutkin (1919-1992).
Mother: Zinaida Evgenievna Lazutkina (Yanovskaya).
EDUCATION: IIn 1981 he graduated from Moscow Aviation
Institute after S. Ordzhonokodze (MAI). He specialized in
the following: Flight vehicles mechanical equipment, mechanical
engineer. In 1985 he finished the State Central Courses
for Foreign Languages Tuition by correspondence (English
department) and in 1987 he finished the English language
course at the Institute for advanced studies of top-level
officials and specialists.
FAMILY STATUS: married.
Wife: Ludmila Vladimirovna Lazutkina (Gorodnitskaya), born in 1961.
Daughters: Natalia, born in 1984 and Evgenia, born in 1989.
AWARDS AND RANKS: Hero of the Russian Federation (1988),
Pilot-Cosmonaut of the Russian Federation (1988). Decorated
with Gold Star medal of the Hero of the Russian Federation
and NASA medals for Space Flight and Public Services.
SPORTS ACHIEVEMENTS: Master of sports in sports gymnastics, a 1-st grade in parachute sport, a 2-nd grade in parachute
HOBBIES: Sport, astronomy.
WORK EXPERIENCE: From September 1975 to March 1981 he was a student of MAI.
Since April 1981 he had been the MAI engineer.
From November 13, 1984 to the enlistment in the cosmonaut
detachment he was an engineer, 2-nd category engineer of
GKB NPO Energia. He took part in the following: the crew
training, development of programs for the operator training
on dynamic stands and cosmonaut training under the extravehicular
On May 13, 1992 he was enlisted in the cosmonaut detachment
of NPO Energia as a candidate for test cosmonauts.
From October 1992 to February 1994 he passed a course of
general space training at Yu.A. Gagarin CTC.
On February 25, 1994 a qualification of a test cosmonaut
was conferred on him by decision of the Interdepartmental
Qualification Committee and on June 16 he was appointed
From April 18 to January 31, 1996 he passed training for
flight as the backup crew flight engineer under PC-21 program
on the Mir Station.
From March 25, 1996 to January 1997 he passed training for flight
as the prime crew flight engineer under PC-23 program on the
Mir Station. From February 10 to August 15, 1997 he performed
the first space flight as the Soyuz TM-25 transport spacecraft
and Mir Orbital Complex flight engineer under PC-23 program
together with V. Tsibliev, J. Linenger, M. Foale (USA) and R.
Ewald (FRG), PC-22 crew: V.Korzun and A. Kaleri and also with
the crew of the Atlantis Space Shuttle (STS-84). The flight
duration was 184 days 22 hrs. 07 min. 41 s.
Since March 25, 2002 he has been passing training for space
flight as the backup crew flight engineer of the Soyuz TM,
Soyuz TMA transport spacecraft, 4th visiting crew under
the ISS program, together with crew commander Yuri Lonchakov.