Educated MAI. Total EVA Time: 0.42 days. Number of EVAs: 2.
Official NASA Biography - 1994
In February 1989, he was enrolled in a cosmonaut detachment as a candidate test cosmonaut. In the period from September 1989 to January 1991, he underwent the complete course of general space training and qualified as a test cosmonaut.
From February 1991 to March 1992, he trained for a flight on the Soyuz-TM transport vehicle and the Mir Station as a member of a group.
From March until July 1992, he underwent flight training to be the flight engineer of a back-up Russian-French crew comprised of G.M. Manakov, A.F. Poleshchuk, and J.P.Haigneré, of France.
He underwent a complete course of training to be the flight engineer for the Soyuz-TM transport vehicle and Mir Station for the 13th primary expedition and, in the period from January 24 to March 22, 1993, accomplished a 179-day space flight with G.M. Manakov.
During the flight, two EVAs were performed, lasting a total of 9 hours and 58 minutes. Testing of the androgynous peripheral docking subassembly of the "Kristall" module was performed.
At present, he is undergoing flight training to be the flight engineer of the stand-by Russian crew for the Mir-18 expedition as part of the Mir-Shuttle program.
Birth Place: Cheremkhovo, Irkutsk.
Spaceflights: 1 .
Total time in space: 179.03 days.