Biographies of USSR / Russian Cosmonauts


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Yuri Mikhailovich


Personal data

Birthdate:  12.06.1949
Birthplace:  Moscow / Russian SFSR
Marital status:  married
Children:  one
Selection date:  16.09.1997
Selection group:  Politician-1
Position:  Research Cosmonaut (RC) / Test Cosmonaut (TC)
Status:  Ret. 31.05.2009


No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  Soyuz TM-28 / Soyuz TM-27  Research Cosmonaut  13.08. - 25.08.1998 11d 19h 39m 
2  Soyuz TM-32 / Soyuz TM-31  Flight Engineer  28.04. - 06.05.2001 7d 22h 04m 
Total  19d 17h 43m 

Additional information

Graduated from Moscow Physic-Engineering Institute, Flight and Dynamics Control, 1973; graduated from Law Institute, Moscow State University, 1980; doctorate of laws degree from Moscow State University, Journalism, 1981; assistant to the Russian President, National Security; member of the Defense Council (until February 1998); hobbies: Science fiction author, translations from English language, mountains, video filming, physic mathematical research in politology, work with students; was selected as cosmonaut on 16.09.1997 by GMVK; OKP (cosmonaut basic training): 10/97 - 17.02.1998; was transferred to the Cosmonaut Group of VVS; until his retirement he was second deputy commander of GCTC's group of cosmonauts.


Last update on May 17, 2016.