Instructor/2nd class Testing Cosmonaut
S.P. Korolev Rocket and Space Corporation Energia, Russia
DATA AND PLACE OF BIRTH:
October 9, 1957, Donetsk, Rostov Area.
In 1985 he graduated from Moscow Aviation Institute after S. Ordzhonikidze
(MAI), faculty of Cosmonautics and Automatic Spacecraft in specialty of
Two-Media Spacecraft and got qualification of a mechanical engineer.
Married, has a daughter.
Wife: Vera Sergeevna Usacheva, born in 1961, engineer at S.P. Korolev
Daughter: Evgenia Yourievna Usacheva, born in 1988, schoolgirl.
AWARDS AND RANKS:
By Decree of the President of the Russian Federation dated August 18,
1994 # 1698 Yu.V. Usachev was given a title of a Hero of the Russian Federation
for bravery and heroism exhibited during a long-duration space flight to
Mir Space Station.
In 1985 he signed on at S.P. Korolev RSC Energia as an engineer. He
was engaged at spacecraft egonomics with respect to robotic systems.
In 1989 he was enlisted to the cosmonaut team of S.P. Korolev NPO Energia
as a candidate to testing cosmonauts, and following the general space training
at Yu.A. Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in 1991 he was given a qualification
of a testing cosmonaut.
In 1992 - 1993 he passed a training as a flight engineer of the backup
crew of PC-13, PC-14.
In 1994 he performed a 182-day space flight as a flight engineer of
the Soyuz TM-18 and Mir Space Station under PC-15 program together with
V. Afanasiev and V. Polyakov.
In 1995 he passed a training as a member of the backup crew of PC-19
for flying to the Mir Space Station.
In 1996 he performed a 194-day space flight as a flight engineer of
the Soyuz TM-23 and Mir Space Station under 21st prime crew program together
with Yu. Onufrienko.
Since 1996 he has been an instructor/testing cosmonaut.
On 25 July 1997 Usachev was appointed a commander of the ISS-2 prime
In May 2000 he performed a 10-day space flight aboard the Space Shuttle
Atlantis under STS-101.