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Michael Vladislavovich Tyurin Status: Active. Trained as: Cosmonaut. Profession: Engineer. Sex: Male. Marital Status: Married. Children: One. Birth Date: 03 February 1960. Birth City: Kolomna. Birth Country: Russia. Nationality: Russian. Group: 1994 Civilian Engineer Group. Detachment: RKKE-11. Date Selected: 01 April 1994.

Civilian Engineer, Energiya NPO.

NASA Official Biography

NAME: Mikhail Turin
Russian Cosmonaut

Michael Turin lives in Korolev, a small city outside of Moscow. He was born March 2, 1960, in Kolomna, Russia (about 60 miles from Moscow) where his parents still reside. He is married to Tatiana Anatoleyvna Turin. They have a daughter, Alexandra, born in 1982. He enjoys sailing in his free time.

He graduated from the Moscow Aviation Institute in 1984 with a degree in engineering and a specialization in creating mathematical models related to mechanical flight. He is currently doing graduate work in his field of research.

After graduating from the Aviation Institute he began working at the Energia corporation as an engineer. The main subjects of his job have been dynamics, ballistics, and software development. His personal scientific research is connected with the psychological aspects of cosmonauts' training for the manual control of spacecraft motion. In 1993 he was selected to begin cosmonaut training, and since 1998 he has trained as a flight engineer for the third ISS mission and as a backup crew member for the first ISS mission.

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