Mikhail Tyurin

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Mikhail Tyurin is a Russian cosmonaut.

Personal data

Michael Tyurin lives in Korolev, a small city outside of Moscow. He was born March 2, 1960, in Kolomna, USSR (now in Russia) (about 60 miles from Moscow) where his parents still reside. He is married to Tatiana Anatoleyvna Tyurin. They have a daughter, Alexandra, born in 1982. He enjoys sailing in his free time.

Education

He graduated from the Moscow Aviation Institute in 1984 with a degree in engineering and a specialization in creating mathematical models related to mechanical flight. He is currently doing graduate work in his field of research.

Expirience

After graduating from the Aviation Institute he began working at the Energia corporation as an engineer. The main subjects of his job have been dynamics, ballistics, and software development. His personal scientific research is connected with the psychological aspects of cosmonauts' training for the manual control of spacecraft motion. In 1993 he was selected to begin cosmonaut training, and in 1998 he started training as a flight engineer for the Expedition-3 crew. He also served as a backup crew member for the first ISS mission. Tyurin lived and worked aboard the International Space Station as part of the Expedition 3 crew. The crew spent approximately 4 months aboard the station. They returned to Earth on the Shuttle flight delivering the Expedition 4 crew.

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