|Birthplace:||Kapustin Yar / Astrakhan Oblast / Russian SFSR|
|Selection group:||GKNII-3 / TsPK-12|
|Position:||Test Cosmonaut (TC)|
|1||STS-96||MSP||27.05.1999 - 06.06.1999||9d 19h 13m|
|2||Soyuz TMA-7 / ISS-12||Flight Engineer||01.10.2005 - 08.04.2006||189d 19h 53m|
|Total||199d 15h 06m|
Colonel, Russian Air Force, Ret.; graduated from Stavropol Higher Military School of Fighter Pilots, 1973; graduated from Test Pilot Training Center in Akhtubinsk, 1982; graduated from Gagarin Air Force Academy, Monino,1993; master's degree in state administration from the National Economy Academy, 1997; was selected as cosmonaut on 25.01.1989 (GKNII-4); turned over to TsPK-12 on 28.07.1997; OKP (cosmonaut basic training): 3/89 - 4/91; Hobbies: Nature, automobiles, airplanes, game-sports; was elected on 23.03.2008 as chief of the kray Rostov (area Yaroslavl); retired as cosmonaut on 10.06.2008.
Last update on December 04, 2011.