Yuri Ivanovich MALENCHENKO
Colonel of the Russian Federation Air Force,
Test-cosmonaut of Yu.A. Gagarin
Cosmonaut Training Center, Russia
DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH: December 21, 1961, Svetlovodsk, Kirovograd Area (the Ukraine)
Father: Ivan Karpovich Malenchenko, born in 1930.
Mother: Nina Pavlovna Malenchenko (Ananieva), born in 1937.
EDUCATION: In 1983 he graduated from Kharkov Higher Military Pilot School after S.I. Gritsevets, Twice Hero of the Soviet
Union, with a diploma of pilot engineer. In 1993 he graduated from a postal tuition faculty of N.E. Zhukovsky Air-Force
Engineering Academy as a specialist in the following field: Operational and Tactical Engineering, Flight Vehicles.
FAMILY STATUS: Married. Yu. Malenchenko is the first man who married in orbit (August 10, 2003).
Son: Dmitry, born in 1984.
Daughter: Camilla, born in 2006.
AWARDS AND RANKS: Hero of the Russian Federation, Pilot Cosmonaut of the Russian Federation, National Hero of Kazakhstan,
Kazakhstan Pilot-Cosmonaut № 3.
Decorated with Gold Star Medal of Hero of the Russian Federation, National Hero Medal of the Republic of Kazakhstan, NASA Medal for Space Flight, Orders For Services to the Fatherland class IV, For Military Service, Medals for Distinguished Service class III, II, I, Good Conduct Medal class III, For Military Valour class I, the 70-th Anniversary of the Armed Forces of the USSR.
HOBBY: Sports and games, music, hunting.
In 1983-1987 he served as a pilot, master pilot, commander of the flight section in the guards fighter aviation regiment of the Odessa military region.
He is a 3-rd class military pilot, total flight time is 830 hours, made more than 150 parachute jumps.
In 1987 he was enlisted in the Cosmonaut Training Center detachment.
From December 1987 to June 1989 he passed a course of general space training. In 1989 a qualification of a test cosmonaut was conferred on him.
From September 1989 to December 1992 he passed training for flight to the Mir Station as a member of the test cosmonaut group.
In January - June 1993 he passed training under EC-14 program on the Mir Station as a commander of the backup (third) crew.
From July 1993 to January 1994 he passed training for flight on the Soyuz-TM transport vehicle and Mir Orbital Complex under EC-15 program as the backup crew commander.
From February to June 1994 he passed training for flight under EC-16 program.
He performed the first space flight from July 1 to November 4, 1994 as a commander of the Soyuz TM-19 spacecraft and
Mir Orbital Complex under EC-16 program together with T. Musabaev.
During the flight he made two egresses into open space; their total duration was 11 hours 7 min. He performed the
first docking of the Mir Orbital Complex with the Progress M-24 cargo transport vehicle in the teleoperation control mode.
He made a landing together with T. Musabaev and W. Merbold (ESA, Germany).
The flight duration was 125 days 22 hr 53 min 36 s.
From August to December 1996 he was a co-ordinator of MCC at NASA.
In 1997 - 1998 he passed training as a member of the group for flight to the ISS.
From October 1998 to September 2000 at JSC (NASA) he passed training for a space flight by the Shuttle Orbiter under
the ISS assembly program (flight 2A, 2A/2B).
He performed the second space flight from September 8 to September 20, 2000 as a flight specialist onboard the Atlantis
Orbiter (STS-106) under the ISS assembly program (flight 2A/2B). In this flight the crew successfully prepared the
ISS for the first long-term expedition arrival. During the flight he made one egress into open space; the egress duration was 6 hr 14 min.
The flight duration was 11 days 19 hr 11 min.
In January 2001 he began training as commander of ISS-7 prime crew, together with S. Moschenko and Edward Lou (since
March 2001); on October 1, 2002 A. Kaleri was included in the crew instead of S. Moschenko. It was proposed that
the Atlantis (STS-114) launch which was to deliver ISS-7 crew to the ISS would be performed on March 1, 2003, however
because of the Columbia accident all shuttle flights were temporarily stopped and the ISS flight program was updated.
The ISS-7 crew was reduced up to two men (A. Kaleri was transferred to the back-up crew).
On February 25, 2003 Yu. Malenchenko began training for a flight to the ISS onboard the Soyuz TMA-2 TSC, together with E. Lu.
He performed the third space flight from April 26 to October 28, 2003 as the ISS and Soyuz TMA-2 spacecraft commander
under Expedition-7 (ISS-7) program. He was launched together with Edward Lu, NASA astronaut. During the flight ISS-7
crew received and unloaded the Progress M1-10 and Progress M-48 cargo vehicles, received the Russian Visiting Crew-5
onboard the Soyuz TMA-3 spacecraft. The scientific research under the Russian and U.S. programs were continued. The station
was handed over to Expedition-8 prime crew. He made a landing together with Edward Lu and Pedro Duque (ESA, Spain). The
flight duration was 184 days 22 hr 46 min. He is currently training as a flight engineer within the ISS-14 back-up crew for a space flight.
He performed the fourth spaceflight from October 10, 2007 to April 19, 2008 as the Soyuz-TMA-11 commander and ISS-16 Expedition flight engineer.
On November 9, 2007 Malenchenko performed one EVA of the duration of 6 hr. 55 min.
The mission duration was 191 days 19 hours 13 min.
By Order of the Defence Minister of the Russian Federation, dated July 27, 2009 he was relieved of his post as a test cosmonaut-instructor.
In January 2010 it was reported that Malenchenko was assigned to ISS-30 backup crew and ISS-32/33 Expedition prime crew.
On February 9, 2010 he was appointed to a post of the test cosmonaut-instructor of CTC detachment.
At the meeting of Interdepartmental Commission for selection of cosmonauts and their assignment to the manned spacecraft and station crews on April 26, 2010 he was qualified as a cosmonaut of Yu.A Gagarin CTC NII detachment.
On July 8, 2010 his assignment to the prime crew of ISS-32/33 Expedition was officially confirmed by NASA is press release 10-161. On October 12, 2010 his assignment to the prime crew of ISS-32/33 was confirmed by Interdepartmental Commission for selection of cosmonauts and their assignment to the manned spacecraft crews.
At a period of August 2-5, 2010 he took part in trainings for visual-instrumental observations from board the plane on the territory of Severomorsk, Murmansk region, during which the tasks of the object observation and ecological monitoring were performed.
In January 2011 Malenchenko participated in trainings for survival in the forest near Moscow as the preliminary crew commander together with Andrei Babkin and Ivan Vagner.
On November 29, 2011 Yury Malenchenko together with Sunita Williams and Akihiko Hoshide passed the pre-flight examination training on the Soyuz TMA simulator at the Cosmonaut Training Center. On November 30, 2011 the crew passed the examination training on the ISS Russian Segment.
On December 1, 2011 he was approved by the Interdepartmental Commission as the Soyuz TMA-03M vehicle backup crew commander.
On December 20, 2011 at the meeting of the State Commission devoted to the conduct of flight tests of the manned space complexes under the chairmanship of Vladimir Popovkin, Federal Space Agency Head, Malenchenko was approved as the Soyuz TMA-03M vehicle backup crew commander.
On December 21, 2011 during the launch of the Soyuz TMA-03M MTV he was the crew commander backup.
By the data presented by Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center
and site www.astronaut.ru.