Mikhail Vladislavovich TYURIN
Test-Cosmonaut of S.P. Korolev Rocket&Space
Corporation Energia, Russia
DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH: March 2, 1960, Kolomna, Moscow
Region, Russian Federation.
Father: Vladislav Nikolaevich Tyurin, born in 1936, a pensioner.
Mother: Alevtina Fedorovna Tyurina, born in 1937, a pensioner.
EDUCATION: In 1984 he graduated from Moscow Aviation Institute,
Flight Vehicles Production faculty, speciality: mechanical
FAMILY STATUS: Married.
Wife: Tatyana Anatolievna Tyurina (Borzykina), born in
1960, an obstetrician of the maternity hospital.
Daughter: Alexandra born in 1982.
AWARDS AND RANKS: Hero of the Russian Federation (2003),
pilot-cosmonaut of the Russian Federation (2003). Decorated
with the Gold Star Medal of the Hero of the Russian Federation
and the Distinguished Service Medal, NASA.
HOBBY: Sailing yachting, mountain skis.
WORK EXPERIENCE: Since 1984 he worked at RSC Energia as
engineer, senior engineer, leading engineer. The main directions
of professional activities are the procedure verification
of the Soyuz transport spacecraft crew actions. He participated
repeatedly in tests and research activities related to
the study of different aspects of cosmonaut activities
and perfection of their operational procedures and training
both as a tester and the experiment investigator.
He is a post-graduate student. The personal scientific
research is directed to the issues being at the interface
of psychological and technical problems of spacecraft motion
In 1994 he was enlisted in RSC Energia cosmonaut team.
From 1994 to 1997 he passed general space training and
trained in the team at Yu. A. Gagarin CTC.
On April 25, 1996 upon passing tests a qualification of
a testcosmonaut was conferred on him by decision of the
Interdepartmental Qualification Committee.
From May 1996 to July 1997 he passed training in the cosmonaut
team under the Mir Orbital Complex program.
On July 28, 1997 by decision of the State Interdepartmental
Committee he was appointed as flight engineer for Expedition
1 backup crew on ISS and Expedition 3 prime crew on ISS.
From July 1997 to October 2000 he passed training for a
space flight as ISS-1 backup crew flight engineer and from
November 2000 to August 2001 he passed training as ISS-3
prime crew flight engineer.
He performed the First
Space Flight from
August 10 to December 17, 2001 under the ISS-3 program
as the ISS flight engineer, Soyuz TM spacecraft flight
engineer-1, mission-5 specialist of Discovery (STS-105)
in the phase of flight to ISS and Endeavour (STS-108) in
the return phase. During the flight the ISS-3 crew received
Russian Docking Compartment Pirs and introduced it into
the ISS Complex, received and unloaded the Progress M-45
and Progress M1-7 cargo vehicles, received Russian visiting
crew-2 on the Soyuz TM-33 spacecraft and also Shuttle with
Cargo Module Raffaello. The scientific studies under the
Russian and U.S. programs were continued. The Station was
handed over to Expedition-4 crew. In flight M. Tyurin performed
3 EVAs of the total duration of 13 hours 35 minutes. The
flight duration was 128 days, 20 hours, 44 minutes,
In December 2003 he was appointed as Expedition-11 (ISS-11)
backup crew commander.
On April 15, 2005 at launch of Russian transport manned
spacecraft Soyuz TMA-6 he was a back-up of S. K. Krikalev,
Since August 2005 he began training in ISS-12 backup crew
together with Jeffrey Williams and Sergei Kostenko as the
ISS flight engineer and Soyuz TMA TSC commander instead
of Russian cosmonaut Alexander Lazutkin who was kept out
of training and removed from the crew by medical indications.
Based on materials from Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center
and Handbook 'Soviet and Russian Cosmonauts. 1960-2000'.