g5Q_-fEJ8y0
April 15, 2015
Categories: ISS, Roscosmos, Russia, Space

Today, on April 15, 2015, 43 ISS mission flight engineer Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Korniyenko celebrates his 55th Birthday!

His first flight Mikhail Korniyenko performed as Soyuz TMA-18 flight engineer being a member of ISS-23/24 crew together with Alexander Skvortsov (Roscosmos) and Tracy Caldwell-Dyson (NASA). The spacecraft was launched on April 2, 2010, during this mission Mikhail performed a spacewalk lasting for 6 hours and 43 minutes.

On September 25 2010 Soyuz TMA-18 undocked from the station and successfully landed in Kazakhstan. The flight lasted for 176 days.

For this flight Mikhail Korniyenko was awarded Golden Star of Hero of the Russian Federation on April 12, 2011.

On March 27, 2015 Mikhail Korniyenko went to space for the second time in his career together with Gennady Padalka (Roscosmos) and Scott Kelly (NASA). Mikhail and Scott will spent a year onboard the station in the framework of unique mission.

We congratulate Mikhail Borisovich on his anniversary and wish him space health, successful mission and soft landing!

comments

More from this category:
9SkvrufuNbA
October 15, 2014

Preparation works for the next launch of Proton-M booster with Briz-M upper stage and Express-AM6 satellite are under way at Baikonur. On October 13 Khrunichev…

full story
radioastron2
February 13, 2014

Russian Spektr-R space device (“Radioastrion”) was registered in Guinness book of World records as the largest space radiotelescope, – Lebedev Physical Institute Astro Space Centre…

full story
15039632_1823942107860468_7683393035565421156_o
November 18, 2016

NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson, Russian Space Agency Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Novitskyi and the European Space Agency’s Thomas Pesquet are traveling to the International Space Station…

full story
risunok12
June 18, 2014

On June 16 NASA astronaut Kathleen Rubins was officially introduced to GCTC specialists and authorities. The astronaut was appointed to the position of ISS-48/49 flight…

full story
Zenit-launch
December 4, 2013

Kazakhstan hopes to start operating “Zenit” rocket and space complex facilities of Baikonur spaceport by the end of 2014, – “Kazcosmos” national company Deputy President…

full story
1343766571
January 26, 2016

Today, on Tuesday, Proton-M booster with Eutelsat-9B European telecommunication satellite was installed on the launchpad of Baikonur spaceport as planned, – Khrunichev Centre representative reports. The…

full story
1001463924
August 3, 2015

Roscosmos cosmonauts Gennady Padalka and Mikhail Korniyenko will perform a spacewalk scheduled for August. The cosmonauts will polish several windows of Zvezda service module from…

full story
992172723
January 30, 2014

According to Eurockot company responsible for launch services with the help of Rokot booster European Space Agency (ESA) made arrangements about Sentinel-5p launch by this…

full story