Soyuz TMA TS Commander,
of S.P. Korolev Rocket&Space Corporation Energia, Russia
DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH: March 2, 1960 in Kolomna, Moscow
Region. Father: Vladislav Nikolaevich Tyurin born in 1936,
lives in Kolomna.
Mother: Alevtina Fedorovna Tyurina born in 1937, lives
EDUCATION: In 1984 he graduated from the Moscow Aviation
Institute, Flight Vehicles Production faculty, speciality:
FAMILY STATUS: Married.
Wife: Tatyana Anatolievna Tyurina (Borzykina).
Daughter: Alexandra born in 1982.
HOBBIES: Sailing yachting, mountain skis.
WORK EXPERIENCE: Since 1984 he worked at RSC Energia as
engineer, senior engineer, leading engineer. The main directions
of professional activities are the procedure verification
of the Soyuz transport spacecraft crew actions. He participated
repeatedly in tests and research activities related to
the study of different aspects of cosmonaut activities
and perfection of their operational procedures and training
both as a tester and the experiment investigator.
He is a post-graduate student. The personal scientific
research is directed to the issues being at the interface
of psychological and technical problems of spacecraft motion
In 1994 he was enlisted in RSC Energia cosmonaut team.
From 1994 to 1997 he passed general space training and
trained in the team at Yu.A. Gagarin CTC.
From July 1997 to October 2000 he passed training for a
space flight as ISS-1 backup crew flight engineer.
Since November 2000 he passed training as ISS-3 prime crew
flight engineer together with F. Culbertson and V. Dezhurov.
He performed the First Space Flight from August 10 to December
17, 2001 under the ISS-3 program as the ISS and Soyuz TM
spacecraft flight engineer and also the Endeavour (STS-108)
mission-5 specialist in the return phase. During the flight
the ISS-3 crew received Russian Docking Compartment Pirs
and introduced it into the ISS Complex, received and unloaded
the Progress M-45 and Progress M1-7 vehicles, received
the Russian visiting crew on the Soyuz TM-33 spacecraft
and Shuttle with the Raffaello Module as well. The scientific
studies under the Russian and U.S. programs were continued.
The Station was handed over to prime Expedition crex-4.
In flight M. Tyurin performed 3 EVAs of the total duration
of 13 hours 35 minutes. The flight duration was 128 days,
20 hours, 44 minutes, 56 seconds.
He is currently training for a space flight as ISS-11 backup
Based on materials from Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center
and Handbook 'Soviet and Russian Cosmonauts. 1960-2000'.