Yuri Ivanovich MALENCHENKO
Commander of the ISS
Commander of the Soyuz TMA Spacecraft
Colonel of the Russian Federation Air Force,
Cosmonaut of Yu.A. Gagarin
Cosmonaut Training Center, Russia
Photo of Yu.A. Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center
DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH: December 21, 1961,
Svetlovodsk, Kirovograd Area (the Ukraine)
Father: Ivan Karpovich Malenchenko, born in 1930.
Mother: Nina Pavlovna Malenchenko (Ananieva), born in 1937.
EDUCATION: In 1983 he graduated from Kharkov Higher Military
Pilot School after S.I. Gritsevets, Twice Hero of the Soviet
Union, with a diploma of pilot engineer. In 1993 he graduated
from a postal tuition faculty of N.E. Zhukovsky Air-Force
Engineering Academy as a specialist in the following field:
Operational and Tactical Engineering, Flight Vehicles.
FAMILY STATUS: Divorced.
Son: Dmitry Yurievich Malenchenko, born in 1984.
AWARDS AND RANKS: Hero of the Russian Federation, Pilot
Cosmonaut of the Russian Federation, National Hero of Kazakhstan,
Kazakhstan Pilot-Cosmonaut ¹ 3. He is decorated with Gold
Star Medal of the Hero of the Russian Federation, Medal
of the National Hero of Kazakhstan Republic, Order of Military
Services, Air Force Medals.
HOBBY: Sports and games, music, hunting.
In 1983-1987 he served as a pilot, master pilot, commander
of the flight section in the guards fighter aviation regiment
of the Odessa military region.
He is a 3-rd class military pilot, total flight time is
830 hours, made more than 150 parachute jumps.
In 1987 he was enlisted in the Cosmonaut Training Center
From December 1987 to June 1989 he passed a course of general
space training. In 1989 a qualification of a test cosmonaut
was conferred on him.
From September 1989 to December 1992 he passed training
for mission to the Mir Station as a member of the test cosmonaut
In January - June 1993 he passed training under EC-14 program
on the Mir Station as a commander of the backup (third)
From July 1993 to January 1994 he passed training for mission
on the Soyuz-TM transport vehicle and Mir Orbital Complex
under EC-15 program as the backup crew commander.
From February to June 1994 he passed training for mission
under EC-16 program.
He performed the first space mission from July 1 to November
4, 1994 as a commander of the Soyuz TM-19 spacecraft and
Mir Orbital Complex under EC-16 program together with T.
During the mission he made two egresses into open space;
their total duration was 11 hours 7 min. He performed the
first docking of the Mir Orbital Complex with the Progress
M-24 cargo transport vehicle in the teleoperation control
He made a landing together with T. Musabaev and W. Merbold
The mission duration was 125 days 22 hr 53 min 36 s.
From August to December 1996 he was a co-ordinator of MCC
In 1997 - 1998 he passed training as a member of the group
for mission to the ISS.
From October 1998 to September 2000 at JSC (NASA) he passed
training for a space mission by the Shuttle Orbiter under
the ISS assembly program (mission 2A, 2A/2B).
He performed the second space mission from September 8 to
September 20, 2000 as a flight specialist onboard the Atlantis
Orbiter (STS-106) under the ISS assembly program (mission
2A/2B). In this mission the crew successfully prepared the
ISS for the first long-term expedition arrival. During the
mission he made one egress into open space; the egress duration
was 6 hr 14 min.
The mission duration was 11 days 19 hr 11 min 02 s.
Since January 2001 he has been training for a space mission
within ISS-7 prime crew as a commander.
By the data presented by Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center
and reference book The Soviet and Russian Cosmonauts, 1960-2000.