Educated Kharkov. Total EVA Time: 0.15 days. Number of EVAs: 2.
Official NASA Biography
December 1987 through June 1989, took the course of general space training. Starting September 1989 continued training in the group of test-cosmonauts.
Instructor of paradrop training. Fulfilled 145 parachute jumps.
From March through October 1994 trained for the 17th main mission and Euromir-94 flight as a commander of the backup crew.
From September 3, 1995 through February 29, 1996, Gidzenko was the commander of the Euromir-95 mission on the Russian Space Station Mir.
Gidzenko is presently in training as the Soyuz Commander for the International Space Station assembly mission 2R, along with fellow Russian Sergei Krikalev and NASA astronaut Bill Shepherd.
Birth Place: Elanetsky, Elanets, Nikolayev.
Spaceflights: 3 .
Total time in space: 329.95 days.