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MISURKIN Aleksandr Aleksandrovich
RF AF Lieutenant-Colonel Retired
Yu.A. Gagarin CTC, Russia
DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH:
September 23, 1977, Ershichi, Smolensk Region, Russia.
In 1999 he graduated from Armavir Military Aviation Institute (MAI) with a gold medal, was qualified as an "engineer-pilot".
Medals For Distinction in Military Service Class II, III;
Medals of the Russian Federation Air Forces For Combat Heroism Class II.
Since October 1999 he served as a pilot, master pilot, commander of the flight section of the guards training aviation regiment (TAR) of Krasnodar MAI (Tikhoretsk), the North-Caucasian military region.
On October 11, 2006 at the meeting of the Interdepartmental Commission for selection of cosmonauts Misurkin was enlisted in the cosmonaut detachment to pass a course of general space training (GST).
On February 26, 2007 he started to pass a two-year course of GST.
From June 28 to July 4, 2008 in Sevastopol (the Ukraine) Misurkin took part in trainings in case of the descent vehicle water landing within the preliminary crew together with Nikolai Tikhonov and Catherine Coleman (USA).
On June 2, 2009 he completed general space training having passed the graduation examinations at CTC with an "excellent" mark. On June 9 at the meeting of the Interdepartmental Qualification Commission (IDQC) Misurkin was qualified as a test cosmonaut and a cosmonaut certificate was granted to him.
By Order of CTC Head on August 1, 2009 he was appointed to a post of a test cosmonaut of CTC detachment.
At the meeting of the Interdepartmental Commission for selection of cosmonauts and their assignment to the crews of the manned vehicles and stations on April 26, 2010 he was certified as a cosmonaut of Yu. A. Gagarin CTC detachment.
On July 17 - 20, 2010 in Kazakhstan within the preliminary crew Misurkin together with Sergei Zhukov and Sergei Gerasimenko took part in trainings for survival in the desert and semi-desert conditions.
On December 5, 2010 it was reported that he was assigned a flight engineer to the prime crew of the ISS-35/36 Expedition. Simultaneously this crew members (besides Misurkin in the crew there are Pavel Vinogradov and Chris Cassidy) will be backups of the Soyuz TMA-06M crew.
On February 18, 2011 his assignment to the Soyuz TMA-08M crew was confirmed in NASA 11-044 press release.
On August 18, 2011 he within the 4-th preliminary crew together with Pavel Vinogradov and Chrisopher Cassidy took part in "sea" trainings at MES Training Center near Noginsk. The crew tested the descent vehicle escape in spacesuits (without donning) during the limited time, water landing and evacuation.
Based on data of sites www.astronaut.ru and www.gctc.ru.