|Birthplace:||Kargaly / Dzhampul Oblast / Kazakh SSR|
|Selection group:||MGA / Kazakhstan|
|Position:||Test Cosmonaut (TC)|
|1||Soyuz TM-19 / MIR-16||Flight Engineer||01.07. - 04.11.1994||125d 22h 53m|
|2||Soyuz TM-27 / MIR-25||Commander||29.01. - 25.08.1998||207d 12h 51m|
|3||Soyuz TM-32 / Soyuz TM-31||Commander||28.04. - 06.05.2001||7d 22h 04m|
|Total||341d 09h 48m|
|1||Soyuz TM-13||Research Cosmonaut|
|2||Soyuz TM-18||Flight Engineer|
Graduated from Engineering Institute of Civil Aviation, Riga, 1974; graduated from Higher Military Aviation School in Akhtubinsk, 1983 with a engineering diploma; Candidate of technical sciences degree, 2000; doctorate in technical sciences, 2007; aviation engineer; received several awards as aerobatic flyer; was selected as cosmonaut on 11.05.1990 by GMVK; 1991 appointed to Major and transferred to the cosmonaut group of Air Force (TsPK-11); OKP (cosmonaut basic training): 01.10.1990 - 13.09.1991; was assigned as double for Soyuz TM-13; following his retirement he became deputy head of the Zhukovsky academy and was appointed to Major General (September 2003); chief of the on 27.03.2007 founded National Spaceagency of Kazakhstan.
Last update on July 12, 2009.