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PERSONAL DATA: Born April 17, 1964, in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), Russia. Married to Zoya Leonidovna Borisenko (nee Tushenkova); they have a son, Ivan. His parents, Ivan Andreevich and Natalia Mikhailovna Borisenko, reside in Saint Petersburg. Hobbies include fishing, badminton, and road trips.

EDUCATION: Graduated from the Leningrad Physics and Mathematics School #30 in 1981. He then entered the Leningrad Military Mechanical Institute. graduating in 1987 with the qualification “Flight and Control Dynamics.”

EXPERIENCE: Following graduation from the institute Borisenko worked for a military unit from 1987–1989. He started working at RSC Energia in 1989 where he was responsible for the Mir motion control system and took part in the MCC-M onboard systems operation analysis board. Borisenko was a shift flight director at the MCC-M starting in 1999, first for the Mir space station and then for the International Space Station (ISS).

SPACE FLIGHT TRAINING: Borisenko was selected as a cosmonaut candidate from RSC Energia on May 29, 2003. He started basic spaceflight training in June, 2003 and completed it in June, 2005 by passing the state exams with excellent grades. He received qualification of test-cosmonaut on July 5, 2005 from the Interdepartmental Qualification Commission. From July 2005 to August 2008 he participated in advanced space flight training. From August 2008 to March 2009 he trained as an ISS 24/25 backup crewmember. Since March 2009 has been training with the ISS 23/24 back up crew as a station commander and Soyuz TMA flight engineer.

MARCH 2010