Yury Georgievich SHARGIN
Test Cosmonaut of Yu. A. Gagarin CTC, Russia
DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH: March 20, 1960, Engels, Saratov
area, RSFSR (Russia).
Father: Georgiy Efimovich Shargin, (1927 - 1979).
Mother: Zoya Pavlovna Shargina, born in 1924, a pensioner.
EDUCATION: In 1982 he graduated from A.F. Mozhaisky Military
Engineering Red Banner Academy with a diploma of a mechanical
engineer, specializing in Space Vehicles. In 1991-1995 he
studied by correspondence at F.E. Dzerzhinsky Military Academy
as an economist engineer.
FAMILY STATUS: Divorced.
Son: Sergey Yurievich Shargin, born in 1986.
Daughter: Elena Yurievna Shargina, born in 1999.
AWARDS: Russian Federation Medals.
From August 1977 to June 1982 he was a student of A.F. Mozhaisky
Military Engineering Red Banner Academy, Leningrad.
From 1982 to 1986 he served as an engineer and senior engineer
in the launch-control team at site 31 of the Baikonur Cosmodrome.
From January 1987 he was an associate leading engineer,
from April 1993 - a leading engineer, from August 1994 he
was a head of the Customer Office group at S.P. Korolev
In February 1996 by decision of the State Interdepartmental
Committee he was selected as the cosmonaut candidate of
the Russian Federation Military Space Forces.
In May 1996 he was assigned as the test cosmonaut candidate
of the Main Test and Control Center, MSF.
From June 1996 to March 1998 he passed a course of general
In 1998 following the general space training course he was
assigned as a test cosmonaut of the Main Test and Control
Center, Strategic Rocket Forces.
On March 20, 1998 by decision of the Interdepartmental Qualification
Committee a qualification of a test cosmonaut (flight engineer)
was conferred on him.
On September 2, 1998 by the RF MD Order he was transferred
to the cosmonaut detachment of Yu.A. Gagarin Cosmonaut Training
Center as a test cosmonaut (flight engineer).
On February 24, 1998 by decision of the State Interdepartmental
Committee he was assigned as a research cosmonaut for prime
expedition-26 backup crew to the Mir Orbital Complex, but
he did not begin training because of the health problems.
On May 12, 1998 he was replaced in the crew by Oleg Kotov.
From October 1998 he trained for space flights as a member
of the group under the ISS Program.
Presently he is training for a space flight under a program
of the Russian visiting crew-7 as a flight engineer.
By the data presented by Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center
and reference book The Soviet and Russian Cosmonauts, 1960-2000.