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Yuri Ivanovich MALENCHENKO

ISS Flight Engineer
Commander of the Soyuz TMA Spacecraft
Colonel of the Russian Federation Air Force,
Cosmonaut of Yu.A. Gagarin
Cosmonaut Training Center, Russia


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: Married. Yu. Malenchenko is the first man who married in orbit (August 10, 2003).
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 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 detachment.
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 flight to the Mir Station as a member of the test cosmonaut group.
In January - June 1993 he passed training under EC-14 program on the Mir Station as a commander of the backup (third) crew.
From July 1993 to January 1994 he passed training for flight 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 flight under EC-16 program.
He performed the first space flight 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. Musabaev.
During the flight 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 mode.
He made a landing together with T. Musabaev and W. Merbold (ESA, Germany).
The flight duration was 125 days 22 hr 53 min 36 s.
From August to December 1996 he was a co-ordinator of MCC at NASA.
In 1997 - 1998 he passed training as a member of the group for flight to the ISS.
From October 1998 to September 2000 at JSC (NASA) he passed training for a space flight by the Shuttle Orbiter under the ISS assembly program (flight 2A, 2A/2B).
He performed the second space flight from September 8 to September 20, 2000 as a flight specialist onboard the Atlantis Orbiter (STS-106) under the ISS assembly program (flight 2A/2B). In this flight the crew successfully prepared the ISS for the first long-term expedition arrival. During the flight he made one egress into open space; the egress duration was 6 hr 14 min.
The flight duration was 11 days 19 hr 11 min.
In January 2001 he began training as commander of ISS-7 prime crew, together with S. Moschenko and Edward Lou (since March 2001); on October 1, 2002 A. Kaleri was included in the crew instead of S. Moschenko. It was proposed that the Atlantis (STS-114) launch which was to deliver ISS-7 crew to the ISS would be performed on March 1, 2003, however because of the Columbia accident all shuttle flights were temporarily stopped and the ISS flight program was updated. The ISS-7 crew was reduced up to two men (A. Kaleri was transferred to the back-up crew).
On February 25, 2003 Yu. Malenchenko began training for a flight to the ISS onboard the Soyuz TMA-2 TSC, together with E. Lou.
He performed the third space flight from April 26 to October 28, 2003 as the ISS and Soyuz TMA-2 spacecraft commander under Expedition-7 (ISS-7) program. He was launched together with Edward Lou, NASA astronaut. During the flight ISS-5 crew received and unloaded the Progress M1-10 and Progress M-48 cargo vehicles, received the Russian Visiting Crew-5 onboard the Soyuz TMA-3 spacecraft. The scientific research under the Russian and U.S. programs were continued. The station was handed over to Expedition-8 prime crew. He made a landing together with Edward Lou and Pedro Duke (ESA, Spain). The flight duration was 184 days 22 hr 46 min. He is currently training as a flight engineer within the ISS-14 back-up crew for a space flight.

September 2006
By the data presented by Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center and reference book The Soviet and Russian Cosmonauts, 1960-2000.







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