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
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: 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 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 flight 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 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
He made a landing together with T. Musabaev and W. Merbold
The flight 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 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 Lu (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. Lu.
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 Lu, 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 Lu and Pedro Duque (ESA, Spain). The
flight duration was 184 days 22 hr 46 min.
He passed training within the ISS-14 backup crew as the ISS flight engineer and
the Soyuz TMA TSC commander.
Malenchenko is currently training for a space flight as the ISS-16 prime crew
flight engineer and the Soyuz TMA TSC commander.
By the data presented by Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center
and reference book The Soviet and Russian Cosmonauts, 1960-2000.