Soyuz-TM crew Commander,
S.P. Korolev RSC Energia, Russia
DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH: May 13, 1956, Yurmala, Latvian SSR (Latvia).
Farther - Kaleri, Yuri Borisovich, b. 1917-1993.
Mother - Kaleri (Arefieva), Antonina Petrovna, b. 1917.
EDUCATION: In 1979, graduated from Moscow Physics and Technology Institute
(MFTI), Dolgoprudny, Moscow region, as a specialist in Aircraft Flight
Dynamics and Control and in 1983 - post-graduate study at MFTI as a specialist
in the following field: Mechanics of Fluids and Plasma.
MARITAL STATUS: married.
Wife: Kaleri (Nosova), Svetlana Leonidovna, b. 1958
Son: Oleg Aleksandrovich Kaleri, born in 1996.
AWARDS AND TITLES: Hero of Russian Federation, Pilot-Cosmonaut of Russian
Federation. He was awarded the medal of the Gold Star of the Hero of Russian
Federation, orders of Distinguished Service to Motherland of the 2nd and
3rd degrees, as well as Space Flight and Public Service medals from NASA.
Holds the order of the Legion of Honor (France, 1997).
HOBBY: : trampolining, jogging, book reading, growing flowers.
Worked as an engineer at S.P.Korolev RSC Energia Design Bureau since
1979. Participated in development of design and engineering documentation,
full-scale tests of the Mir Orbital Station. Studied loads. A very skillful
In 1984 he was enlisted in the NPO Energia cosmonaut corps.
During a period from November 1985 through October 1986 took a course
of basic cosmonaut training at Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center.
On November 28, 1986, by a decision of Interdepartmental Qualification
Commission, he was given the qualification of Test Cosmonaut. His flight
time is 22 hours by trainer aircraft L-39. He made 14 parachute jumps.
In 1987-1992 he was trained in a team under Mir mission program.
In April-May 1987 he was trained as a flight engineer of the third
(backup) crew of Soyuz TM-4 under the program of the expedition crew (EC-3)
to the Mir Orbital Station, together with V. Lyakhov.
In May 1987 he replaced S. Yemelianov within the backup crew of Soyuz
TM-4, and from May to December 1987 he was trained as a flight engineer
in the backup crew together with A. Volkov and A. Shchukin.
On December 21, 1987 he was a backup for flight engineer of Soyuz TM-4
In January-March 1988 he was trained as a flight engineer of Soyuz
TM-7 under the program of EC-4/"Aragats" to Mir, together with A. Volkov
and J.-L. Cretien (France).
In May-November 1990 he was trained as a flight engineer of a backup
(the third) crew of Soyuz TM-11 under the program of EC-8 to Mir together
with A. Volkov.
In January-April 1991 he was trained as a flight engineer of the backup
crew of Soyuz TM-12 under the program of EC-9/"Juno" to Mir together with
A. Volkov and T. Mace (Great Britain).
On May 18, 1991, he was a backup for the flight engineer of Soyuz TM-12,
In May-July 1991 he trained as a flight engineer of the prime crew
of Soyuz TM-13 under the program of EC-10/"Austromir" to Mir, together
with A. Volkov and F. Feeboeck (Austria).
In October 1991 - February 1992 he was trained as a flight engineer
of the prime crew of Soyuz TM-14 under the program of EC-11/Mir-92 to Mir,
together with A. Victorenko and C.-D. Flade (Germany).
He flew his first space mission on March 17 - August 10, 1992, as a
flight engineer of Soyuz TM-14 and Mir under the program of EC-11, Russian-German
program Mir-92 and Russian - French program Antares, together with A. Victorenko
and C.-D. Flade (Germany). He returned to Earth together with A. Victorenko
and M. Tognini (France). In the course of the mission he performed one
spacewalk lasting 2 hours 03 minutes. The mission duration was 145 days
14 hr 10 min 33 s.
October 1995 through July 1996 he trained as a flight engineer of Soyuz
TM-24 backup crew under the program of EC-22/NASA-3 and Russian-French
program Cassiopeia to Mir, together with V. Korzun, L. Eyharts (France),
J. Lininger (USA).
On August 12, 1996, in connection with G. Manakov - commander of the
Soyuz TM-24 prime crew - falling ill, by a decision of the State Commission
V. Korzun and A. Kaleri were assigned to the prime crew of Soyuz TM-24
to replace G. Manakov and P. Vinogradov, respectively.
He flew his second space mission August 17, 1996 through March 2, 1997
as a flight engineer of Soyuz TM-24 and Mir space station under the program
of EC-22/NASA-3/and Russian-French program Cassiopeia, together with V.
Korzun, C. Andre-Deshaus.
He worked with the crews of EC-21 and EC-23, as well as with the crews
of two visiting missions of the Atlantis Orbiter under STS-79 and STS-81programs.
He worked under Mir-Shuttle program together with US astronauts S. Lucid,
J. Blakha, J. Linenger and German cosmonaut R. Evald under Mir-97 program.
During the mission he performed two space walks with an overall duration
of 12 hours 36 minutes. The mission duration was 196 days 17 hr 26 min
December 1997 through July 1998 he was trained as a flight engineer
of the second crew under the program of EC-26 to Mir, together with S.
Zaletin and (since May 6, 1998) with O. Kotov.
On August 13, 1998 he was a backup for Soyuz TM-28 flight engineer
S. Avdeev. Over the period of March 1999 through March 2000 he was training
as a flight engineer of the prime crew (EC-28), together with S. Zaletin
and actor V. Steklov (since January 2000). He flew his third space mission
from April 4 through June 2000 as a flight engineer of Soyuz TM-30 and
Mir under the program of EC-28 together with S. Zaletin. During the mission
he made one space walk lasting 5 hours 03 minutes. The mission duration
was 72 days 19 hr 42 min 16 s.
From January 2001 to May 2002 he passed training for a space mission
as a commander of ISS-5 backup crew.
He is currently training for a space mission within ISS-7 backup crew
as the commander.
By the data presented by Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center and reference
book The Soviet and Russian Cosmonauts, 1960-2000.