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Sergey Zalyotin (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 Zalyotina, was born Jun 21, 1962. They have a son, Sergey. His mother, Valentina Zalyotina, lives in Tula. His father, Viktor Zalyotin, died in 1988. Sergey Zalyotin enjoys sports, art, traveling.

EDUCATION: In 1983, Sergey Zalyotin 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.

Sergey Zalyotin 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.