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Yuri Ivanovich Onufrienko Status: Active. Trained as: Cosmonaut. Profession: Pilot. Sex: Male. Marital Status: Married. Children: Three. Birth Date: 06 February 1961. Birth City: Zolochevsk, Ryasnoye. Birth State: Kharkov. Birth Country: Ukraine. Nationality: Russian. Affiliation: Soviet Air Force. Group: 1989 Air Force Group. Detachment: TsPK-10. Date Selected: 22 April 1989. Number of Flights: 1. Total Time: 193.80 days. Number of EVAs: 6. Total EVA Time: 30.83 hours.

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.

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