Cosmonaut Biography: Mikhail Tyurin
ISS Expedition 14 flight engineer Mikhail Tyurin "walks" through the Zvezda service module of the International Space Station during his 2001 Expedition 3 mission.
Credit: NASA.

NAME: Mikhail Tyurin
Russian Cosmonaut

PERSONAL DATA: Michael Tyurin lives in Korolev, a small city outside of Moscow. He was born March 2, 1960, in Kolomna, Russia (about 60 miles from Moscow) where his parents still reside. He is married to Tatiana Anatoleyvna Tyurin. They have a daughter, Alexandra, born in 1982. He enjoys sailing in his free time.

EDUCATION: He graduated from the Moscow Aviation Institute in 1984 with a degree in engineering and a specialization in creating mathematical models related to mechanical flight. He is currently doing graduate work in his field of research.

EXPERIENCE: After graduating from the Aviation Institute he began working at the Energia Corporation as an engineer.

The main subjects of his job have been dynamics, ballistics, and software development. His personal scientific research is connected with the psychological aspects of cosmonauts' training for the manual control of spacecraft motion.

In 1993 he was selected to begin cosmonaut training, and in 1998 he started training as a flight engineer for the Expedition 3 crew. He also served as a backup crew member for the first ISS mission.

Tyurin lived and worked aboard the International Space Station for a total of 125 days during the Expedition 3 mission.

The Expedition 3 crew launched on Aug. 10, 2001 aboard STS-105 Discovery and docked with the International Space Station (ISS) on Aug. 12, 2001. They left the station on Dec. 15 aboard STS-108 Endeavour, landing at Kennedy Space Center, Florida, on Dec. 17, 2001.

Tyurin will serve as Soyuz Commander and Flight Engineer on the Expedition 14 mission to the International Space Station. Launch is scheduled for September 2006.

Last update: 2006

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