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Oleg Skripochka

Biographical Data

Skripochka Oleg Ivanovich
soyuz tma flight engineer
iss flight engineer
RSC energia Test-Cosmonaut

PERSONAL DATA:  Born December 24, 1969 in Nevinnomysk, Stavropol Region, Russia.  Married to Elena Vladimirovna Milovanova.  They have a daughter, Darya, born in 2005, and a son, Denis, born in 2008.  Oleg’s hobbies include parachute sport and bicycle tourism. 

EDUCATION:  Graduated from physics and mathematics high school #28 Zaporozhye in 1987 where he was a member of the Young Cosmonauts group named after V. Komarov.  He then entered the Bauman State Technical University.  He graduated in 1993 with a bachelor degree in mechanical engineering. 

AWARDS:  “Gagarin pin” from the Federal Space Agancy. 

EXPERIENCE:  From 1987 through 1991, Skripochka had work experience at RSC Energia as a test subject, test mechanic, and as a mechanic from 1991 to 1993 at the project department.  After graduating from the Bauman State Technical University he worked at the Russian Space Corporation Energia from 1993 - 1997 as an engineer at the transport and cargo vehicles ground hardware development and testing project department.  Oleg is a 1st class sky diver with 300 parachute jumps.

SPACEFLIGHT TRAINING:  In August 1997,  he was selected  as an RSC Energia cosmonaut-candidate. 

From December 1997 - November 1999,  he completed basic spaceflight training.  In November, 1999 he was qualified as a test cosmonaut.

Since January 2000,  he trained in the test-cosmonaut group for the ISS program.

From April, 2007 - April, 2008 he trained as an ISS-17 backup crewmember (Soyuz TMA and ISS flight engineer).

Skripochka served as flight engineer aboard the Soyuz TMA-M when it launched October 7, 2010 to the International Space Station.  During his 5-month stay aboard the station, he served as a flight engineer for Expedition 25/26, spending 159 days in space.

MARCH 2011