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Yuri Vladimirovich Usachyov Status: Active. Trained as: Cosmonaut. Profession: Engineer. Sex: Male. Marital Status: Married. Children: One. Birth Date: 09 October 1957. Birth City: Donetsk. Birth State: Rostov. Birth Country: Russia. Nationality: Russian. Affiliation: Civilian Engineer, Energia NPO. Group: 1989 Civilian Engineer Group. Detachment: NPOE-9. Date Selected: 25 January 1989. Number of Flights: 3. Total Time: 385.66 days. Number of EVAs: 6. Total EVA Time: 30.83 hours.

Official NASA Biography - 1997

A pilot-cosmonaut of Russia and reserve First Lieutenant, he lives in the city of Kaliningrad, Moscow region.

Position: Test-cosmonaut of the Energia Rocket-Space Corporation.

Date and place of birth: October 9, 1957, city of Donetsk, Rostov Region, Russia.

Parents: Father Vladimir Andreyevich USACHEV, born 1930.

Mother: Anna Grigoreyevna USACHEVA, (ESIPENKO), born 1930.

They live in the city of Donetsk.

Education: Moscow Aviation Institute in 1985.

Family status: Married, wife Vera Sergeyevna USACHEVA (NAZAROVA), BORN 1961.

Daughter: Yevgeniya, born 1988.

Interests: Sports, hiking.

Honors: Hero of Russian Federation.

Work experience: Since 1985 he has worked at the RSC Energia. He joined the cosmonauts of RSC Energia in 1989. From September 1989 to January 1991 he attended the general space training course at the Yu.A. Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center.

From April 1991 to August 1992 he trained for space flight as a member of the test-cosmonaut group in the Mir station program.

In 1992 and 1993 he trained for flight on the Mir complex in the Mir-13 program as flight engineer of the backup crew.

From February to June 1993 he trained for flight on the Mir complex in the programs Mir-14 and "Altaire" (France) as flight engineer of the backup crew.

From August 1993 to January 1994 he trained in the Mir-15 program as flight engineer of the main crew.

From January to July 1994 he flew on the Mir orbital complex for 182 days.

From April to June 1995 he trained for flight on the Mir station as flight engineer of the backup crew in the Mir -19 and "Mir-Shuttle" programs.

At present he is training for space flight on the Soyuz TM transport vehicle and the Mir station as flight engineer of the main crew in the Mir-21 and "Mir-NASA" programs.


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