SKRIPOCHKA Oleg Ivanovich
Hero of the Russian Federation,
Pilot-Cosmonaut of the Russian Federation
DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH
Born December 24, 1969 in Nevinnomyssk, Stavropol Territory, RSFSR (Russia).
Father – Skripochka Ivan Semenovich.
Mother – Skripochka Galina Efimovna.
Wife – Milovanova Elena Vladimirovna.
The family has two children.
He studied at different schools of Zaporozhe and Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.
In 1987 he finished secondary school No. 28, a specialized physical and mathematical school in Zaporozhe.
In 1993 he graduated from N.E. Bauman State Technical University (Bauman MSTU), specializing in Rocket Engineering and was qualified as a mechanical engineer.
AWARDS AND HONORARY TITLES
Pilot-cosmonaut of the Russian Federation. Hero of the Russian Federation. He was decorated with the Gold Star Medal of Hero of the Russian Federation.
He was decorated with Order For Services to the Fatherland Fourth Class. He has departmental awards of Roscosmos: the badge of Gagarin, the badge of Korolev, badge For the promotion of space activities; Medal For Services in the 2010 All-Russian Population Census.
Parachuting and cycling.
At a period of 1987 to 1991 he worked at NPO Energia (now S.P. Korolev RSC Energia) as a tester of cables and special equipment and as a product testing fitter.
From 1991 to 1993 he worked in the design department as a technician.
After graduation from the University from 1993 to 1996 he worked at NPO Energia as an engineer in the design department for the development of cargo and transport vehicles.
From 1996 to 1997 – in the department for the development and operation of the ground equipment.
SPACE FLIGHT TRAINING
In July 1997 by the decision of the State Interdepartmental Commission he was selected for the cosmonaut detachment of RSC Energia.
At a period of December 1997 to November 1999 he passed a course of general space training at Yu.A. Gagarin CTC.
In December 1999 he was qualified as a test cosmonaut.
From January 2000 to December 2002 he underwent training in the test cosmonaut group for flights to the ISS.
In December 2002 he was assigned to the backup crew, the sixth visiting crew of the ISS as a flight engineer. However, after the crash of the Columbia shuttle because of the flight program change the crew was disbanded.
From April 2007 to April 2008 Skripochka underwent training in the backup crew of ISS-17 as a flight engineer of the Soyuz TMA spacecraft and a flight engineer of the Space Station.
From August 2008 to October 2010 he trained in the prime crew of ISS-25/26 as a flight engineer of the Soyuz TMA-M spacecraft and a flight engineer of the Station.
From September 2013 to September 2015 he underwent training in the backup crew of ISS-45/46/VC-18 as commander of the Soyuz TMA-M spacecraft and a flight engineer of the Station.
From September 2015 to March 2016 he underwent training in the prime crew of ISS-47/48 as a flight engineer of the Soyuz TMA-M spacecraft and a flight engineer of the Station.
From October 2017 to May 2018 he underwent training in the backup crew of ISS-57/58 as commander of the Soyuz MS spacecraft and the Station flight engineer.
From May to November 2018 he underwent training in the prime crew of ISS-59/60 as commander of the Soyuz MS spacecraft, ISS-59 flight engineer and ISS-60 commander. However because of the accident of the Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft with the ISS-57/58 crew, the ISS flight program for 2019 was changed.
Since March 2019 he trained in the prime crew of ISS-61/62/VC-19 as commander of the Soyuz MS-15 spacecraft, ISS-61 flight engineer and ISS-62 commander.
SPACE FLIGHT EXPERIENCE
Skripochka performed his first space flight at a period of October 8, 2010 to March 16, 2011 as a flight engineer of the Soyuz TMA-M spacecraft and the ISS flight engineer under the program of prime crews 25 and 26 together with Aleksandr Kaleri and Scott Kelly. During the flight he did three EVAs: of the duration of 6 hours 27 minutes on November 15, 2010, of the duration of 5 hours 22 minutes on January 21, 2011 and of the duration of 4 hours 50 minutes on February 16, 2011.
The flight duration was 159 days 8 hours 43 minutes.
He performed his second space flight at a period of March 19 to September 7, 2016 as a flight engineer of the Soyuz TMA-20M spacecraft and the ISS flight engineer under the program of prime crews 47 and 48 together with Aleksei Ovchinin and Jeffrey Williams.
The flight duration was 172 days 3 hours 47 minutes.
Skripochka has been performing his third space flight from September 25, 2019 as commander of the Soyuz MS-15 spacecraft, the ISS flight engineer under the program of prime crew 61 and the ISS commander under the program of prime crew 62 together with flight engineer Jessica Meir and participant of the space flight Hazza AL Mansouri.
Based on materials from Web sites www.roscosmos.ru and www.astronaut.ru.