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Yuri Ivanovich Malenchenko Status: Active. Trained as: Cosmonaut. Profession: Pilot. Sex: Male. Marital Status: Married. Children: One. Birth Date: 22 December 1961. Birth City: Svetlovodsk. Birth State: Kirovograd. Birth Country: Ukraine. Nationality: Russian. Affiliation: Soviet Air Force. Group: 1987 Air Force Group. Detachment: TsPK-8. Date Selected: 06 October 1987. Number of Flights: 2. Total Time: 137.75 days. Number of EVAs: 3. Total EVA Time: 17.32 hours.

Call sign: Agat (Agate).

NASA Official Biography

NAME:Yuri Ivanovich Malenchenko (Colonel, Russian Air Force)
Test Cosmonaut at the Yu.A. Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center

Born Dec. 22, 1961, in Svetlovodsk, Kirovograd Region, Ukraine. He has one son, Dmitri. His mother, Nina Ivanovna, father, Ivan Karpovich, and brother, Sergei Ivanovich live in Svetlovodsk.

Graduated from Svetlovodsk public schools. In 1983, he graduated from S.I. Gritsevets Kharkov Higher Military Aviation School with a pilot-engineer's diploma. In 1993, he graduated from the Zhukovsky Air Force Engineering Academy.

Awarded the Hero of the Russian Federation medal, and the National Hero of Kazakhstan medal.

After graduating from Military Aviation School, he served as pilot, senior pilot, and multi-ship flight lead. In 1987, he was assigned to the Cosmonaut Training Center. From December, 1987 to June 1989, he underwent a course of general space training. Since September, he has continued training as a member of a group of test cosmonauts. He was the Commander of the back-up crew for Mir 15. From July 1 to November 4, 1994, he served as Commander of Mir 16 with Musabayev, Polyakov, Kondakova, Victorenko, and Ulf Merbold. He has logged 126 days in space, including 2 EVA's totaling 12 hours. During this flight also, he controlled the first manual docking of Progress. In the summer of 1998, Malenchenko was appointed to the Shuttle crew of STS-101 for the ISS 2A.2 mission.

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