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Andrei Ivanovich BORISENKO
Test Cosmonaut of Korolev Rocket & Space Corporation Energia, Russia
DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH: April 17, 1964, Leningrad, RSFSR.
In 1981 he entered Leningrad Military Mechnical Institute (now BSTU "Voenmekh" after D.F. Ustinov) from which he graduated in 1987.
FAMILY STATUS: Married, has a daughter and a son.
In 1987-1989 he worked as a civil employee in the Navy.
Since 1989 he works at NPO (RSC) Energia after S.P. Korolev where till 1999 he worked in the Mir Orbital Complex onboard systems analysis group of the Main operations control team (MOCT) at MCC-M. Since 1999 till the beginning of general space training he worked as a shift flight director (SFD) at MCC-M first of the Mir Orbital Complex (directly participated in operations for the Mir Orbital Complex de-orbit) and then under the ISS program.
On September 12, 2002 he got a positive comment (permission to special training) at the meeting of Chief Medical Board (CMB).
In January 2003 he successfully passed technical tests at S.P. Korolev RSC Energia. On May 26, 2003 the internal Mandate Committee of S.P. Korolev RSC Energia recommended him for State Interdepartmental Commission (SIDC).
On May 29, 2003 at the meeting of the Interdepartmental Committee for the cosmonaut selection he was enlisted in the cosmonaut detachment to pass general space training (GST).
From June 16, 2003 he began general space training which he completed on June 27, 2005 having passed graduation examinations with an excellent mark.
On July 5, 2005 by decision of the Interdepartmental Qualification Committee (IDQC) he was qualified as a test cosmonaut.
On September 21, 2008 in the ISS flight plan published by Roscosmos press-service it was declared that be was assigned as a flight engineer in the backup crew for Expedition 24 to the ISS (ISS-24).
Concurrently in this plan it was reported that he was assigned as a flight engineer in the prime crew for Expedition 26 to the ISS (ISS-26). On November 21, 2008 his assignment was officially confirmed by NASA (press-release ¹ 08-306) when the ISS-20 - ISS-26 CREW members were declared.
However, in May 2009 his assignment was not confirmed during the regular rotation of the crew members.
In April 2009 it was reported that Borisenko was removed from the backup crew for Expedition 24 to the ISS and assigned to the backup crew for Expedition 23 to the ISS.
In July 2009 it was reported that he was assigned to the prime crew for Expedition 27 to the ISS (ISS-27). On October 7, 2009 his assignment was confirmed by NASA (press-release ¹ 09-233).
On March 11-12, 2010 at the Cosmonaut Training Center Borisenko together with Alexander Samokutiaev and NASA astronaut Scott Kelly passed preflight examinations with good and excellent marks.
During the launch of Soyuz TMA-18 TV on April 2, 2010 he was a backup of the vehicle flight engineer.
At the meeting of the Interdepartmental Commission for the selection of cosmonauts and their assignment to the manned vehicles and stations crews on April 26, 2010 Borisenko was qualified as a cosmonaut of RSC Energia detachment.
Based on data site www.astronaut.ru