Biographies of USSR / Russian Cosmonauts


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Valeri Grigoriyevich


Personal data

Birthdate:  05.03.1953
Birthplace:  Krasny Sulin / Rostov Oblast / Russian SFSR
Marital status:  married
Children:  one
Selection date:  26.03.1987
Selection group:  TsPK-8
Position:  Test Cosmonaut (TC)
Status:  Ret. 09.09.2003


No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  Soyuz TM-24 / Mir-22  Commander / Mir-Commander  17.08.1996 - 02.03.1997 196d 17h 26m 
2  STS-111 / ISS-05 / STS-113  ISS-CDR  05.06.2002 - 07.12.2002 184d 22h 14m 
Total  381d 15h 40m 
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Backup assignments

No. Mission Position
1  STS-105  ISS-CDR

Additional information

Graduated from Kachinsk higher military aviation pilot school after A.F. Myasnikov, 1974; graduated from Gagarin Military Air Force Academy, 1987; pilot and parachutist; Major General, Russian Air Force, Ret. (in September 2008); was selected on 26.03.1987 as cosmonaut (TsPK-8); OKP (cosmonaut basic training): 12/87 - 6/89; since 1998 Chief Cosmonaut; by decree of the President of the Russian Federation from September 9, 2003 he was appointed as Deputy Chief of Cosmonaut Training Center TsPK; hobbies: badminton, tennis, theatre; since 2011 chief for the 1st administration RGNII TsPK; since 15.04.2014 Deputy Chief of Cosmonaut Training Center TsPK for training of the cosmonauts and commander of the TsPK cosmonaut group.

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Last update on February 12, 2018.