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Romanenko, Roman Yuriyevich
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Romanenko Roman
Romanenko Roman
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Russian pilot cosmonaut 1997-2014. Son of cosmonaut Yuri Romanenko. Graduated from Chernigov Higher Military Air School of Pilots, 1992 Russian Air Force. Cosmonaut training completed November 19. 1999.

Status: Inactive; active 1997-2014. Born: 1971-08-09. Spaceflights: 2 . Total time in space: 333.46 days. Birth Place: Shchelkovo, Moscow.

Official NASA Biography as of June 2016:Romanenko Roman Yurievich

  • Soyuz TMA-M commander
  • ISS flight engineer
  • 3rd class test-cosmonaut
  • Deputy Chief of the Roscosmos Cosmonaut Office
  • Colonel of the Russian Air Force, retired
  • 495th cosmonaut of the world
  • 103rd cosmonaut of the Russian Federation

PERSONAL DATA: Born August 9, 1971, in Schelkovo, Moscow Region. Married to Romanenko (Danilovskaya) Yulia Leonidovna. They have two children.

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 entered the Chernigov Air Force Pilot School from which he graduated in 1992 as pilot-engineer.

EXPERIENCE: After graduation from the pilot school served as a laboratory engineer and copilot in the Air Force. He flew L-39 and Tu-134 aircraft. Romanenko has logged over 800 hours of flight time. He is a Class 3 Air Force pilot. He also has qualifications of a paraborne instructor and diving officer.

SPACEFLIGHT TRAINING: Selected as a test-cosmonaut candidate of the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center Cosmonaut Office in December of 1997.

  • From December 1997 to November 1999 Romanenko completed cosmonaut basic training course.
  • In November, 1999, he was qualified as a test cosmonaut after successful passing of all the exams.
  • In November 1999 - July 2003 he completed advanced space flight training.
  • From April 2002 till January 2003 Romanenko trained as a backup ISS 9 crewmember as a Soyuz commander and ISS flight engineer for a crew launch on the shuttle.
  • From February 2003 till February 2005 trained as a backup ISS 11 crewmember as an ISS engineer.
  • From September 2005 till January 2006 trained as a test-cosmonaut for ISS flights.
  • From February 2006 till April 2007 trained as an ISS 15 backup crewmember as a Soyuz TMA commander and ISS commander.
  • From August 2008 till May 2009 trained as a prime ISS 20/21 crewmember as a Soyuz TMA commander and ISS flight engineer.
  • From January 2011 till July 2012 trained as a backup ISS 32/33 crewmember as a Soyuz TMA-M commander and ISS flight engineer.
  • Since July 2012 Romanenko has been training as a prime ISS 34/35 crewmember as a Soyuz TMA-M commander and ISS flight engineer.

SPACEFLIGHT EXPERIENCE: Completed 1st spaceflight from May 27 to December 1, 2009 as the Soyuz TMA-15 commander and ISS flight engineer. Logged 187 days in space.

AWARDS: Hero of the Russian Federation (2010), Space Exploration medal, Air Force medals, 50 years of space exploration honorary pin; Belgian Ordre de la Couronne (Commandeur).

HOBBIES: Underwater hunting, tourism, yachting, downhill skiing, music.

NOVEMBER 2011


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Family: Air Force Group 12 - 1997, Cosmonaut. Country: Russia. Flights: Soyuz TMA-10, Soyuz TMA-15. Agency: VVS. Bibliography: 4452, 5947.

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