Biographies of USSR / Russian Cosmonauts


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Yuri Valentinovich


Personal data

Birthdate:  04.03.1965
Birthplace:  Balkhash / Dzheskazgan Oblast / Kazakh SSR
Marital status:  married
Children:  one
Selection date:  28.07.1997
Selection group:  TsPK-12
Position:  Test Cosmonaut (TC)
Status:  Ret. 14.09.2013


No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  STS-100  MSP  19.04.2001 - 01.05.2001 11d 21h 30m 
2  Soyuz TMA-1 / Soyuz TM-34  Flight Engineer  30.10.2002 - 10.11.2002 10d 20h 53m 
3  Soyuz TMA-13 / ISS-18  Commander  12.10.2008 - 08.04.2009 178d 00h 13m 
Total  200d 18h 36m 

Backup assignments

No. Mission Position
1  Soyuz TMA-1  Commander

Additional information

Colonel, Russian Air Force (Ret. mid 2012); graduated from Higher Military Air School of Pilots after I.S. Polbin, Orenburg, 1986; graduated from Moscow Zhukosky Air Force Engineering Academy, 1998; was selected as cosmonaut on 28.07.1997 (TsPK-12); OKP (cosmonaut basic training) until 11/1999; hobbies: books, tourism, auto-tourism, downhill skiing, sport games, music (playing the guitar), astronomy, photography; was since 27.10.2003 commander of the TsPK cosmonaut detachment; since 07.04.2014 head of the TsPK.


Last update on May 19, 2016.