Alexander Yurievich KALERI
Soyuz-TM crew Commander,
Instructor/Test Cosmonaut, S.P.Korolev RSC Energia, Russia
DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH: May 13, 1956, Yurmala, Latvian
Farther - Kaleri, Yuri Borisovich, b. 1917-1993.
Mother - Kaleri (Arefieva), Antonina Petrovna, b. 1917.
EDUCATION: In 1979, graduated from Moscow Physics and Technology
Institute (MFTI), Dolgoprudny, Moscow region, as a specialist
in Aircraft Flight Dynamics and Control.
1979-1983 - extramural post-graduate study at MFTI.
MARITAL STATUS: married.
Wife - Kaleri (Nosova), Svetlana Leonidovna, b. 1958
Son - Oleg, 1996.
AWARDS AND TITLES: Hero of Russian Federation, Pilot-Cosmonaut
of Russian Federation. He was awarded the medal of the Gold
Star of the Hero of Russian Federation, orders of Distinguished
Service to Motherland of the 2nd and 3rd degrees, as well
as Space Flight and Public Service medals from NASA. Holds
the order of the Legion of Honor (France, 1997).
HOBBY: : trampolining, jogging, reading, growing flowers.
Worked as an engineer at S.P.Korolev RSC Energia Design
Bureau since 1979. Studied loads. A very skillful programmer.
Enlisted in cosmonaut corps in 1984.
During a period from November 1985 through October 1986
took a course of basic cosmonaut training at Gagarin Cosmonaut
On November 28, 1986, by a decision of Interdepartmental
Qualification Commission, he was given the qualification
of Test Cosmonaut.
In 1987-1992 he was trained in a team under Mir mission
In April-May 1987 he was trained as a flight engineer of
the third (backup) crew of Soyuz TM-4 under the program
of the third expedition to Mir space station, together with
In May 1987 he replaced S.Yemelianov within the backup crew
of Soyuz TM-4, and from May to December 1987 he was trained
as a flight engineer in the backup crew together with A.Volkov
On December 21, 1987 he was a backup for flight engineer
of Soyuz TM-4 M.Manarov.
In January-March 1988 he was trained as a flight engineer
of Soyuz TM-7 under the program of Expedition-4/"Aragats"
to Mir, together with A.Volkov and J.-L.Cretien (France).
In May-November 1990 he was trained as a flight engineer
of a backup (the third) crew of Soyuz TM-11 under the program
of Expedition-8 to Mir together with A.Volkov.
In January-April 1991 he was trained as a flight engineer
of the backup crew of Soyuz TM-12 under the program of Expedition-9/"Juno"
to Mir together with A.Volkov and T.Mace (Great Britain).
On May 18, 1991, he was a backup for the flight engineer
of Soyuz TM-12, S.Krikalev.
In May-July 1991 he trained as a flight engineer of the
main crew of Soyuz TM-13 under the program of Expedition-10/"Austromir"
to Mir, together with A.Volkov and F.Feeboeck (Austria).
In October 1991 - February 1992 he was trained as a flight
engineer of the main crew of Soyuz TM-14 under the program
of Expedition-11/Mir-92 to Mir, together with A.Victorenko
and C.-D.Flade (Germany).
He flew his first space mission on March 17 - August 10,
1992, as a flight engineer of Soyuz TM-14 and Mir under
the program of Expedition-11/Mir-92, together with A.Victorenko
and C.-D.Flade (Germany). He returned to Earth together
with A.Victorenko and M.Tognini (France). In the course
of the mission he performed one spacewalk lasting 2 hours
October 1995 through July 1996 he trained as a flight engineer
of Soyuz TM-24 backup crew under the program of Expedition-22/NASA-3
and "Cassiopeia" to Mir, together with V.Korzun,
L.Eyharts (France), J.Lininger (USA).
On August 12, 1996, in connection with G.Manakov - commander
of the main Soyuz TM-24 crew - falling ill, by a decision
of the State Commission V.Korzun and A.Kaleri were assigned
to the main crew of Soyuz TM-24 to replace G.Manakov and
He flew his second space mission August 17, 1996 through
March 2, 1997 as a flight engineer of Soyuz TM-24 and Mir
space station under the program of Expedition-22/NASA-3/"Cassiopeia",
together with V.Korzun, C.Andre-Deshaus.
He worked with the crews of Expedition-21 and Expedition-23,
as well as with the crews of two visiting mission of the
Atlantis Orbiter under programs STS-79 and STS-81. He worked
under Mir-Shuttle program together with US astronauts S.Lucid,
J.Blakha, J.Linenger and German cosmonaut R.Evald under
Mir-97 program. During the mission he performed two space
walks with an overall duration of 12 hours 36 minutes.
December 1997 through July 1998 he was trained as a flight
engineer of the second crew under the program of Expedition-26
to Mir, together with S.Zaletin and (since May 6, 1998)
On August 13, 1998 he was a backup for Soyuz TM-28 flight
engineer S.Avdeev. Over the period of March 1999 through
March 2000 he was training as a flight engineer of the main
crew of Expedition-28, together with S.Zaletin and actor
V.Steklov (since January 2000). He flew his third space
mission from April 4 through June 2000 as a flight engineer
of Soyuz TM-30 and Mir under the program of Expedition-28
together with S.Zaletin. During the mission he made one
space walk lasting 5 hours 03 minutes.
He is currently in training for a space mission as a commander
within a backup ISS-5 crew.