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Vladimir Nikolayevich Dezhurov
Status: Active. Trained as: Cosmonaut. Profession: Pilot. Sex: Male. Marital Status: Married. Children: Two. Birth Date: 30 July 1962. Birth City: Zubovo-Polyansk, Yavas. Birth State: Mordovia. Birth Country: Russia. Nationality: Russian. Affiliation: Soviet Air Force. Group: 1987 Air Force Group. Detachment: TsPK-8. Date Selected: 06 October 1987. Number of Flights: 1. Total Time: 115.36 days. Number of EVAs: 5. Total EVA Time: 18.75 hours.
Call sign: Uragan (Hurricane).
Official NASA Biography - 1997
- NAME AND SURNAME: Vladimir Mkolaevich Dezhurov
- Test Cosmonaut, Lieutenant Colonel. Resides in Star City.
- PLACE AND DATE OF BIRTH:
- 30 June 1962, Yavas settlement, Zubovo-Polyansk district, Mordovia,
- Nikolai Serafimovich Dezhurov, father, and Anna Vasilievna
Dezhurova, mother, reside in Yavas settlement, Zubovo-Polyansk
district, Mordovia, Russia.
- Graduated from the S. I. Gritsevits Khalikov Higher Military
Aviation School in 1983 with a flight engineer's diploma.
- FAMILY STATUS:
- Married to Elena Valentinovna Dezhurova (nee Suprin). Their
daughter, Anna, was born in 1983; their daughter, Svetlana, in 1987.
- Awarded three Armed Forces medals.
- WORK EXPERIENCE:
- After graduating from the aviation military school in 1983, he
served as a pilot and senior pilot in the Air Force. In 1987, he was
assigned to the Cosmonaut Training Center. From December 1987 to June
1989, he underwent a course of general space training. In September
1989, he continued training as a member of a group of test cosmonauts.
Since 1991, he has been a correspondence student at the Yu. A Gagarin
Air Force Academy. In March 1994, he began flight training as a
commander of the primary crew of the Mir- 18 mission aboard the Soyuz-
21 transport vehicle and the Mir orbital station as part of the
- Soyuz TM-19 - - 1994 Jul 1 - Assignment: Backup Crew. Flight details: Soyuz TM-19.
Mir Expedition EO-16. Soyuz TM-19 docked at the rear port of the Kvant module (vacated by Progress M-23 on July 2) at 13:55:01 GMT on July 3. Soyuz TM-19 undocked from Mir at 07:29 GMT on November 4. The Soyuz instrument module (PAO, priborno-agregatniy otsek) fired its deorbit engine, and was jettisoned together with the orbital module (BO, bitovoy otsek) at 10:51 GMT, with entry interface for the descent module (SA, spuskaemiy apparat) at 10:54. It landed 170 km north-east of Arkalyk in Kazakhstan on 1994 November 4 at 11:18 GMT.
- Soyuz TM-21 - - 1995 Mar 14 - Assignment: Prime Crew. Flight Time: 115.36 days. Flight details: Soyuz TM-21.
Mir Expedition EO-18. Soyuz TM-21 carried the EO-18 Mir crew and American Norman Thagard. Thagard was the first American to be launched in a Soyuz. Soyuz docked with Mir at 07:45:26 GMT on March 16 . On July 4 Soyuz TM-21 undocked and backed off to a distance of 100 m from Mir. The US space shuttle Atlantis, with the EO-18 crew aboard, then undocked and began a flyaround at a distance of 210 m, while the EO-19 crew aboard Soyuz took pictures before redocking with the station. Soyuz TM-21 again undocked with the EO-19 crew on September 11 from the Kvant rear port on Mir and landed at 50 deg 41'N 68 deg 15'E, 108 km northeast of Arkalyk in Kazakhstan, at 06:52:40 GMT .
- EVA Soyuz TM-21-1 - - 1995 May 12 - Assignment: EVA Crew. EVA Duration: 6.25 hours.
Retracted solar array.
- EVA Soyuz TM-21-2 - - 1995 May 17 - Assignment: EVA Crew. EVA Duration: 6.50 hours.
Began installation of solar array.
- EVA Soyuz TM-21-3 - - 1995 May 22 - Assignment: EVA Crew. EVA Duration: 5.25 hours.
Completed installation of solar array.
- EVA Soyuz TM-21-4 - - 1995 May 28 - Assignment: EVA Crew. EVA Duration: 0.35 hours.
Repositioned docking adapter.
- EVA Soyuz TM-21-5 - - 1995 Jun 2 - Assignment: EVA Crew. EVA Duration: 0.40 hours.
Repositioned docking adapter.
- Soyuz TM-25 - - 1997 Feb 10 - Assignment: Backup Crew. Flight details: Soyuz TM-25.
Mir Expedition EO-23. Soyuz TM-25 docked with Mir at the forward port on February 12 at 15:51:13 GMT.
Following a mission that seemed to consist of an endless series of collisions, breakdowns, fires, and other emergencies, the EO-23 handed over the station and on August 14 entered Soyuz TM-25 landed in Kazakstan at 12:17 UTC, 170 km SE of Dzezkazgan. The Soyuz landing rockets failed to fire on touchdown, giving one of the roughest landings experienced by a returning Mir crew.
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