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Oleg Dmitrievich KONONENKO

Flight Engineer of the Soyuz TM-34 Spacecraft
Test Cosmonaut of S.P. Korolev Rocket & Space
Corporation Energia, Russia

DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH: June 21, 1964, Charjew, Turkmen Soviet Socialist Republic, (Turkmenistan).
Father: Dmitri Ivanovich Kononenko, 1927-1993.
Mother: Taisia Stepanovna Kononenko (Churakova), born in 1927.

EDUCATION: In 1988 he graduated from Kharkov Order of Lenin Aviation Institute after N.E. Zhukovsky (KhAI); he was trained for flight vehicle engines. In 1986 he finished Higher State Extention Patent and Invention Courses for managers, engineering and technical personnel, scientists.

FAMILY STATUS: Married.
Wife: Tatiana Mikhailovna Kononenko (Yurieva), born in 1963.

AWARDS OF SCIENTIFIC AND PUBLIC ORGANIZATIONS:
Yu. A. Gagarin Medal of the Cosmonautics Federation, Russia.

HOBBY: cosmonautics (when he studied at KhAI he was the director of the faculty cosmonautics museum), book-reading, sports games. He enjoys staying en famille.

WORK EXPERIENCE:
From September 1981 to August 1982 he was the air-technological base packer of the Charjew consolidated air detachment.
From April 1988 to September 1994 he worked as an engineer, design engineer, leading design engineer at the Central Specialized Design Bureau (TsSKB), Kuibyshev (now Samara).
He was engaged in general system design work and development of working documentation for spacecraft power supply system. In 1991 the title of the best young specialist of the enterprise was conferred on him.
On February 9, 1996 by decision of the State Interdepartmental Committee he was selected as a candidate for cosmonauts from TsSKB.
Since June 1996 he has been a test cosmonaut of 501 department of TsSKB.
From June 1996 to March 1998 he passed a course of general space training at CTC.
On March 20, 1998 by decision of the Interdepartmental Qualification Committee he got a qualification of a test cosmonaut.
Since October 1998 he has passed training as a member of the group under the ISS program.
Since January 1999 he has been a test cosmonaut of RSC Energia cosmonaut detachment.
Since December 17, 2001 he has passed training for space flight as a flight engineer of the Soyuz-TM transport vehicle backup crew (the ISS third visiting crew).

April 2002.
Based on materials from Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center

 

 

 

 

 

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