Soyuz TMA TSC and ISS VC Flight Engineer,
Test Cosmonaut of Yu. A. Gagarin CTC, Russia
DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH: March 20, 1960, Engels, Saratov area, RSFSR
Father: Georgiy Efimovich Shargin, (1927 - 1979).
Mother: Zoya Pavlovna Shargina, born in 1924, a pensioner.
EDUCATION: In 1982 he graduated from A.F. Mozhaisky Military Engineering
Red Banner Academy with a diploma of a mechanical engineer, specializing
in Space Vehicles. In 1991-1995 he studied by correspondence at F.E. Dzerzhinsky
Military Academy as an economist engineer.
FAMILY STATUS: Divorced.
Son: Sergey Yurievich Shargin, born in 1986.
Daughter: Elena Yurievna Shargina, born in 1999.
AWARDS: Russian Federation Medals.
From August 1977 to June 1982 he was a student of A.F. Mozhaisky Military
Engineering Red Banner Academy, Leningrad.
From 1982 to 1986 he served as an engineer and senior engineer in the
launch-control team at site 31 of the Baikonur Cosmodrome.
From January 1987 he was an associate leading engineer, from April
1993 - a leading engineer, from August 1994 he was a head of the Customer
Office group at S.P. Korolev RSC Energia.
In February 1996 by decision of the State Interdepartmental Committee
he was selected as the cosmonaut candidate of the Russian Federation Military
In May 1996 he was assigned as the test cosmonaut candidate of the
Main Test and Control Center, MSF.
From June 1996 to March 1998 he passed a course of general space training.
In 1998 following the general space training course he was assigned
as a test cosmonaut of the Main Test and Control Center, Strategic Rocket
On March 20, 1998 by decision of the Interdepartmental Qualification
Committee a qualification of a test cosmonaut (flight engineer) was conferred
On September 2, 1998 by the RF MD Order he was transferred to the cosmonaut
detachment of Yu.A. Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center as a test cosmonaut
On February 24, 1998 by decision of the State Interdepartmental Committee
he was assigned as a research cosmonaut for prime expedition-26 backup
crew to the Mir Orbital Complex, but he did not begin training because
of the health problems.
On May 12, 1998 he was replaced in the crew by Oleg Kotov.
From October 1998 he trained for space flights as a member of the group
under the ISS Program.
Presently he is training for a space flight under a program of the
Russian visiting crew-7 as a flight engineer.
By the data presented by Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center and reference
book The Soviet and Russian Cosmonauts, 1960-2000.