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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

PERSONAL DATA:
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.

EDUCATION:
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.

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

EXPERIENCE:
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.

JANUARY 1999
Flight Log


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