ISS crew conducts another spacewalk

HOUSTON, July 23 (UPI) -- Two International Space Station crew members Monday successfully conducted a 7-hour, 41-minute spacewalk.

ISS crew prepares for a Monday spacewalk

HOUSTON, July 19 (UPI) -- The International Space Station crew practiced Thursday for a scheduled Monday spacewalk.

ISS crew prepares for a spacewalk

HOUSTON, July 17 (UPI) -- The International Space Station crew is preparing for a Monday spacewalk by station Cmdr. Fyodor Yurchikhin and astronaut Clay Anderson.

Space station computers working again

MOSCOW, June 16 (UPI) -- Four of the six Russian computers aboard the International Space Station were working again Saturday, it was reported.

Another space station spacewalk completed

HOUSTON, June 7 (UPI) -- Two International Space Station crew members have compiled 11 hours and 2 minutes of spacewalk experience in Russian-made Orlan spacesuits.

ISS prepares for a spacewalk and visitors

HOUSTON, June 4 (UPI) -- International Space Station cosmonauts Fyodor Yurchikhin and Oleg Kotov spent much of Monday preparing for their second spacewalk in eight days.

ISS crew take another stroll in space

HOUSTON, May 30 (UPI) -- The crew of the International Space Station began a lengthy spacewalk Wednesday to install orbital debris protection panels and route cables.

New crew assumes space station duties

HOUSTON, April 18 (UPI) -- Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin has officially assumed command of the International Space Station.

NASA announces Expedition 15 ISS crew

WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- NASA and the Russian Federal Space Agency have named two astronauts and two cosmonauts to the next International Space Station crew. Astronauts Clayton Anderson and Daniel Tani will travel to the station next year and work as flight engineers. Cosmonauts
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Fyodor Yurchikhin

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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