Yuri Ivanovich Malenchenko

(b. 1961)

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(1961– )

Russian cosmonaut. He was commander of the crew that stayed on the Russian space station Mir July–November 1994. In September 2000, he flew with the space shuttle Atlantis mission to prepare the International Space Station (ISS) for its first resident crew. During the mission he undertook a six-hour space walk to connect cables. He was commander of the eighth resident crew on the ISS from 25 April to 27 October 2003. He has logged 321 days in space, with three space walks totalling 18 hours. Malenchenko was selected as a cosmonaut in 1993.

Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

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