Call sign: Skif (Skif - Roman-age tribe).
Official NASA Biography - 1997
Yuriy Ivanovich ONUFRIYENKO
He is a Lieutenant colonel and lives in Star City.
Position: Test-cosmonaut of the Yu.A. Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center.
Place and date of birth: February 6, 1961, village of Ryasnoye, Zolochevsk district, Kharkov region.
Parents: Father, Ivan Petrovich ONUFRIYENKO, born 1923, lives in the village on Ryasnoye, Zolochevsk district, Kharkov region.
Mother: Yelena Fedorovna Gres, born 1925, died in 1981.
Education: Yeysk V. M. Komarov Higher Military Aviation School for Pilots, 1982
Family status: married, wife Valentina Mikhaylovna ONUFRIYENKO (RYABOVOL), BORN IN 1962.
Son: Yurity, born 1982; Aleksandr, born in 1990.
Daughter: Yelena, born in 1988
Interests: aviation and cosmonauts, sports.
Honors: awarded two Armed Forces Medals.
Work experience: After graduation from the aviation school in 1982, he served as a pilot and senior pilot in the Air Forces. He is a military pilot 3rd class.
He was assigned to the Yu.A. Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in 1989. From September 1989 to January 1991 he attended the general space training course.
From April 1991 to February 1994 he trained for space flight as part of the test-cosmonaut group in the "Mir" orbital station program.
From February 1994 to February 1995 he trained for flight as backup crew commander for Mir-18 an "Mir-Shuttle" programs.
From March to June 1995 he trained for flight on the Mir station for Mir-19 and "Mir-Shuttle" programs as the commander of the backup crew.
At present he is training for space flight in the Soyuz TM transport vehicle and the Mir station as commander of the main crew for Mir-21 and "Mir-NASA" programs.
Mir Expedition EO-19. Transferred Budarin, Solovyov to Mir, returned Soyuz TM-21 crew to Earth. After undocking from Mir on July 4, Atlantis spent several days on orbit, carrying out medical research work with the Spacelab-Mir module in the cargo bay. Payloads: Shuttle/Mir Mission 1, Spacelab-Mir, IMAX camera, Shuttle Amateur Radio Experiment (SAREX).
Mir Expedition EO-21. Soyuz TM-23 docked with Mir at 14:20:35 on February 23. The spacecraft undocked on September 2 at 04:20 GMT, and made a small seperation burn at 04:24:40 GMT. Deorbit was at 06:47:20 GMT . The three modules separated at 07:14:36 and the parachute deployed at 07:26 GMT. The landing was at 07:41:40 GMT, 100 km SW of Akmola in Kazakstan with Yuri Onufrienko, Yuriy Usachyov and Claudie Andre-Deshays. This concluded the French 'Cassiopee' mission.
Telescopic boom installed.
Installed MCSA solar array.
Deployed MCSA solar array.
Multi-Spectral Scanner installed.
Retrieved and installed material samples
Assembled truss. Deployed SAR radar antenna.