National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center
Houston, Texas 77058
Sergei Zaletin (Lieutenant Colonel, Russian Air Force)
Test Cosmonaut at the Yu. A. Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center
PERSONAL DATA: Born April 21, 1962, in the town of Tula. Resides at Star City, Moscow region. His wife, Elena Zaletina, was born Jun 21, 1962. They have a son, Sergei. His mother, Valentina Zaletina, lives in Tula. His father, Viktor Zaletin, died in 1988. Sergei Zaletin enjoys sports, art, traveling.
EDUCATION: In 1983, Sergei Zaletin graduated from the
Borisoglebsk Higher Military School of fighter pilots.
In 1994, he graduated from the International Training Systems Center with a specialty in ecologically balanced resource management applications for aerospace systems. He also holds a master of ecological management degree.
EXPERIENCE: He is a 1st Class Air Force Pilot, Instructor. He is a Flight Commander, and has logged a total of 1,400 hours. He has flown L-29, L-39, MIG-21, MIG-23, SU-17.
Sergei Zaletin joined the cosmonaut corps in 1990. He completed a general space training course in 1992. He was the back-up crew commander for the 26th Mir expedition in 1998.