ISS Flight Engineer,
Soyuz TMA Commander
Test cosmonaut of S.P.Korolev Rocket and Space Corporation Energia,
DATA AND PLACE OF BIRTH: April 29, 1953, Kirya village, Alatyr district,
Chuvash ASSR, RSFSR (Russia).
Father: Budarin Mikhail Romanovich (1920-1984).
Mother: Budarina Alexandra Mikhailovna (1921-1986).
EDUCATION: In 1979, he graduated from the night-time education department
of S.Ordzhonikidze Moscow Aviation Institute as a mechanical engineer specializing
in aircraft manufacturing.
FAMILY STATUS: married.
Wife: Budarina (Sidorenko), Marina Lvovna, born in 1956, lead engineer
at RSC Energia.
Sons: Dmitry, born in 1997, and Vladislav, born in 1983.
AWARDS AND HONORARY TITLES:
Hero of the Russian Federation (1995), Pilot-Cosmonaut of the Russian
Federation (1995). Decorated with the Gold Star medal of the Hero of the
Russian Federation (1995), order For Distinguished Service to the Fatherland
of the 3rd degree (1999), two NASA medals for Space Flight (1995, 1998)
and order Otan (Kazakhstan, 1998).
HOBBIES: tourism, cycling.
WORK EXPERIENCE: 1970 - 1971: a student of night-time education department
of the Moscow Aviation Institute.
1971 - 1973: military service in the Soviet Army in Czechoslovakia.
1973 - 1979: a student of night-time education department of the Moscow
1974 - 1976: - maintenance man at plant named after the 50th Anniversary
of the Great October in Fryazino.
From 1976: electrician, from 1978: electrical foreman, from 1982: test
engineer, from 1986: head of a group, from 1988 until joining the cosmonauts
corps: lead specialist, head of a group at the NPO Energia check-out and
February 27, 1989: selected as a candidate for test-cosmonaut of the
NPO Energia cosmonaut corps.
September 1989 through January 1991: completed a course of basic space
training at Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center.
From February 1991: test cosmonaut.
April 1991 till March 1994: completed training as a member of a group
of cosmonauts under Mir space station program.
May 1994 till February 1995: completed training as the flight engineer
of the backup crew of Soyuz TM-21 under Expedition-18/NASA-1 program, and,
simultaneously, as the flight engineer of the main crew of Mir under Expedition-19
March 27 till May 1995: was trained for a mission under Expedition-19
program as the flight engineer of the first crew, and from May 15 to June
26 he trained in USA under the program of mission STS-71 of Space Shuttle
He flew his first space mission from June 27 to September 11, 1995,
as the flight engineer of space station Mir under the program of Expedition-19
together with A.Soloviev. For the first time the Russian crew was delivered
to the space station on a Space Shuttle Orbiter (Atlantis, STS-71). During
the mission he performed three EVAs totaling 4 hours 32 minutes. He returned
to Earth in Soyuz TM-21 together with A.Soloviev. The mission duration
was 75 days 11 hours 20 minutes 21 second.
From March 25, 1996 to January 1997 he took training for a mission
under the program of Expedition-23 as the flight engineer of the second
From March 1997 to January 1998 he trained as the flight engineer of
the primary crew of Mir under the program of Expedition-25.
He made his second space flight from January 29 to August 25, 1998
as a flight engineer of Soyuz TM-27 and Mir under the program of Expedition
25 together with T.Musabaev and L.Eyharts (France, till February 19, 1998),
as well as A.Thomas (USA, till June 8, 1998). He worked with the Expedition
24 crew, A.Soloviev and P.Vinogradov (till February 19, 1998), as well
as with the STS-91 crew of Space Shuttle Discovery. During the mission
he performed five EVAs totalling 30 hours 08 minutes. The duration of the
mission was 207 days 12 hours 51 minutes 02 seconds.
From June 15, 1999 to July 6, 2000 he trained for a space mission as
a flight engineer of the first crew under ISS-1R program together with
At present he is training for a space mission as the flight engineer
of the primary crew of ISS-6.
Based on the materials from the reference book "Soviet and Russian
Cosmonauts. 1960-2000" under the general editorship of Doctor of Law, Pilot
Cosmonaut of Russia Yu.M.Baturin.