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Roman Yurievich ROMANENKO

Lieutenant-Colonel, Russian Federation Air Forces,
Test Cosmonaut of Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center, Russia

August 9, 1971, Schelkovo, Moscow Region, RSFSR (Russia).
Farther: Yuri Vikrtorovich Romanenko, born in 1944, twice Hero of the Soviet Union, cosmonaut pilot of the USSR, reserve colonel.
Mother: Alevtina Ivanovna Romanenko (Frolova), born in 1950, a music school teacher.

From 1986 to 1988 he was a pupil of Suvorov Military School in Leningrad.
In 1992 he graduated from Chernigov Higher Military Pilot School after the Leninist Young Communist League with specialization: Command Tactical Fighter Aviation.

Wife: Yulia Leonidovna Pomanenko (Danilovskaya), born in 1971, an accountant economist.
Son: Maxim Romanovich Romanenko, born in 1994.
Daughter: Anastasia Romanovna Romanenko, born in 2003.

Hero of the Russian Federation, Pilot-Cosmonaut of the Russian Federation. He is decorated with Gold Star Medal of the Hero of the Russian Federation and Medal for Meritorious Service in Space Exploration, Air Force Commendation Medal, Medals of the Russian Federation Air Force for Combat Heroism Class II, Medal for Military Service Class I, II and III, 50 Years of Space Age Medal, Order of the Crown Commander Class (Belgium).

HOBBY: underwater hunting, tennis, volley-ball, driving, tourism, yacht, music

From July 30, 1988 to August 29, 1992 he was a student of Chernigov Higher Military Pilot School (HMPS).
Since August 29, 1992 he was the laboratory engineer (the data processing) of the control and recording equipment division.
From November 20, 1992 to the enlistment in the cosmonaut corps. he was an assistant vehicle commander of the air squadron detachment of special assignment separate test training aviation regiment after V.S. Seregin, Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center (NII 1). He was qualified as the 3-rd class military pilot.
On July 28, 1997 he was recommended for enlistment in the Cosmonaut Training Center cosmonaut corps by decision of the State Interdepartmental Committee.
On December 26, 1997 he was enlisted in the Cosmonaut Training Center cosmonaut corps as a candidate for test cosmonauts by Order of the Russian Federation Defence Ministry.
From January 1998 to November 1999 he passed a course of general space training and on December 1, 1999 he became qualified as a test cosmonaut by decision of the Interdepartmental Qualification Committee.
Since January 2000 he passed training for a space flight within the cosmonaut group under the ISS program.
From April 2002 to January 2003 he passed training within the ISS-9 backup crew as the ISS flight engineer and the Soyuz TMA TSC commander for launch by Shuttle.
From February 2003 to February 2005 he passed training within the ISS-11 backup crew as the ISS flight engineer for launch by Shuttle.
On January 23-25, 2006 he as the preliminary crew commander, together with Mikhail Kornienko and Garrett Reisman (USA) participated in a two day test for survival in the desolate territory in case of the descent vehicle emergency landing. The test was conducted in the forest near Moscow.
In May 2006 by decision of Roscosmos, CTC and RSC Energia he was preliminarily assigned as the TSC commander and ISS flight engineer to the ISS-15 backup crew, together with Mikhail Kornienko and Garrett Reisman (USA).
At a period of May 26 - June 2, 2006 in Sevastopol (the Ukraine) he passed training within the preliminary crew together with Mikhail Kornienko and Daisuke Enomoto (Japan) in operations in case of the descent vehicle off-nominal water landing.
In early June 2006 Roscosmos and NASA finally composed the crews of Expedition-15 to the ISS (ISS-15). Roman Romanenko, Mikhail Kornienko and Gregory Chamitoff (USA) were included in the backup crew.
In July 2008 Romanenko was assigned to the prime crew of Expedition 20 to the ISS (ISS-20) as commander of the Soyuz TMA-15 spacecraft the launch of which should be provided in May 2009. On September 21, 2008 this assignment was confirmed in the plan of flights to the ISS which was published by Roscosmos press-service. On November 21, 2008 his assignment was officially confirmed by NASA when declaring the ISS-20 - ISS-26 crewmembers.

He performed his first space flight from May 27 to December 1, 2009 as the Soyuz TMA-15 vehicle commander and the ISS flight engineer under the program of Expeditions 20/21 (prime crews).
The mission duration was 187 days 20 hr 42 min.

By Orders of the Minister of Defence and Head of CTC FGBU from August 1, 2009 Romanenko was transferred from the abolished team of CTC RGNII to CTC FGBU team. He is commander of CTC FGBU cosmonaut team.
On January 16, 2010 it was reported that he was assigned to the backup crew of the ISS-31/32 Expedition.
On February 18, 2010 it was reported that Romanenko was assigned to the prime crew of the ISS-34/35 Expedition.
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 the team cosmonaut of Yu. A. Gagarin CTC NII FGBU.
In the flight plan for the ISS crews till 2013, which was issued by NASA on June 2, 2010 there was information that Oleg Novitsky changed Romanenko in the ISS-31/32 backup crew and Romanenko himself was assigned to the backup crew of the ISS-32/33 Expedition.
On September 2, 2010 by NASA press release No. 10-209 his assignment to the prime crew of the ISS-34/35 Expedition was confirmed.
In January 2011 he took part in trainings for survival in the forest near Moscow within the preliminary crew together with Thomas Marshburn and Denis Matveev.

On June 19, 2012 Romanenko together with Christopher Hadfield and Thomas Marshburn passed the preflight examination training on the Soyuz TMA simulator at the Cosmonaut Training Center and on June 20 he passed the examination training on the ISS RS.
On June 22, 2012 Romanienko was approved by the Interdepartmental Commission as commander of the Soyuz TMA-05M backup crew. On July 13, 2012 at the meeting of the State Commission at the Baikonur cosmodrome he was approved as commander of the backup crew.
On July 15, 2012 during the launch of the Soyuz TMA-05M MTV Romanenko was a backup of the vehicle commander.

December 2012
By the data presented by Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center,
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ISS Crew

Hoshide  AkihikoHoshide

leg Novitskiy Novitskiy

Petr Dubrov Dubrov

Mark Vande Hei Vande Hei

Robert Shane

Megan McArthur McArthur