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Yuri Romanenko

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NAME: Roman Yurievich Romanenko (Major, Russian Air Force) Test-Cosmonaut of Yu.A. Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center

PERSONAL DATA: Born August 9, 1971, in Schelkovo, Moscow Region. His parents, Yuri Victorovich Romanenko and Aleftina Ivanovna, reside in Star City. He is married to Yulia Leonidovna Romanenko (Danilovskaya). They have one son. His hobbies include underwater hunting, tennis, car repairs, tourism, yachting, volleyball, and music.

EDUCATION: After graduation from Star City high school in 1986 Romanenko entered the Leningrad Suvorov military school from which he graduated in 1988. In 1988 he entered the Chernigov High Air Force School of pilots from which he graduated in 1992 as a pilot-engineer.

EXPERIENCE: Following graduation from pilot school Romanenko served as a second commander in the Air Force. He flew L-39 and Tu-134 aircraft. Romanenko has logged over 500 hours of flight time. He is a Class 3 Air Force pilot.

Romanenko was selected as a test-cosmonaut candidate of the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center Cosmonaut Office in December 1997. From January 1998 to November 1999, he completed his basic training course. In November 1999, he was qualified as a test cosmonaut.

AUGUST 2002

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