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Soyuz spacecraft returns to Earth from International Space Station

Soyuz spacecraft returns to Earth from International Space Station

MOSCOW, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- A Russian Soyuz spacecraft brought three International Space Station crew members and the Olympic torch safely back to Earth Monday morning, NASA said.
Soyuz changes parking spots at space station, making way for new crew

Soyuz changes parking spots at space station, making way for new crew

GREENBELT, Md., Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Three International Space Station crewmembers took a Soyuz spacecraft for a spin Friday, changing parking spaces to make room for new crew arrivals, NASA said.

New Expedition 37 crew welcomed aboard ISS

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Sept. 26 (UPI) -- The new Expedition 37 crew were welcomed aboard the International Space Station after docking to the Poisk mini-research module, the U.S. space agency said.
U.S.-Russia crew to fly in Soyuz to ISS this week

U.S.-Russia crew to fly in Soyuz to ISS this week

ASTANA, Kazakhstan, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Two cosmonauts and one astronaut will lift off in a Soyuz spacecraft from Kazakhstan for the International Space Station, the U.S. space agency said Monday.

Russian cosmonauts in International Space Station spacewalk

MOSCOW, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Two Russian cosmonauts aboard the International Space Station began a 6 1/2-hour spacewalk Friday, Russia's Mission Control said.
Russian cosmonauts conduct space station tasks in spacewalk

Russian cosmonauts conduct space station tasks in spacewalk

MOSCOW, June 25 (UPI) -- Two Russian cosmonauts on the International Space Station completed a 6-hour spacewalk late Monday, Russian Mission Control and NASA reported.

New crew reaches space station after launch from Kazakhstan

GREENBELT, Md., May 28 (UPI) -- A Soyuz TMA-09M spacecraft carrying three new crew members docked with the International Space Station after a 6-hour journey from Kazakhstan.

Russian cargo craft uses thrusters to adjust orbit of space station

MOSCOW, May 17 (UPI) -- A Russian Progress M-19M resupply spacecraft attached to the International Space Station was used to adjust the station's orbit Friday, Russian officials say.

Space station crew to re-position Soyuz

WASHINGTON, June 25 (UPI) -- The crew of the International Space Station is preparing to move a docked Russian spacecraft to a different research module, a mission control official said.

Soyuz headed to space station

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan, June 16 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists joined a Russian cosmonaut on a voyage to the International Space Station from a Wednesday launch in Kazakhstan, NASA said.

Russians, Malaysian return to Earth

MOSCOW, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Two Russian cosmonauts and Malaysia's first space traveler landed safely in Kazakhstan Sunday after leaving the International Space Station.

New crew arrives at the space station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Oct. 12 (UPI) -- The Expedition 16 crew has docked its Soyuz TMA-11 with the International Space Station, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration said Friday.

Expedition 16: en route to the ISS

TYURATAM, Kazakhstan, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- A Soyuz rocket lifted off Wednesday from Kazakhstan's Baikonur Cosmodrome, en route to deliver the Expedition 16 crew to the International Space Station.

Space station oxygen generator is tested

HOUSTON, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Expedition 15 crew members aboard the International Space Station are testing a new oxygen generator this week in the station's Destiny Lab.

Progress 26 lifts off from Kazakhstan

HOUSTON, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- A Progress 26 rocket lifted off Thursday from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on a supply mission to the International Space Station.
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Fyodor Yurchikhin
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Fyodor Nikolayevich Yurchikhin (Russian: Фёдор Николаевич Юрчихин; born 3 January 1959), is a Russian cosmonaut and RSC Energia test-pilot who has flown on several missions, including STS-112, Soyuz TMA-10, and Expedition 15. He has collectively spent over 207 days in space.

Yurchikhin was born in Batumi, Georgian SSR (now Adjara the autonomous republic of Georgia) on 3 January 1959 to Pontic Greek parents Nikolai Fyodorovich Yurchikhin and Mikrula Sofoklevna Yurchikhina (both now reside in Sindos, Greece). Yurchikhin is married to Larisa Anatolievna Yurchikhina (born in Shchyolkovo) and has two daughters. His hobbies include collecting stamps and space logos, sports, history of cosmonautics, and promotion of space. He also enjoys reading history, science fiction and the classics.

After graduation from high school in Batumi in 1976, he entered the Moscow Aviation Institute named after Sergey Ordzhonikidze. He finished studying in 1983, and is qualified as a mechanical engineer, specializing in airspace vehicles. In 2001, he graduated from the Moscow Service State University with a Ph.D. in economics.

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