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Oleg Kononenko

KononenkoRussian cosmonaut, Hero of the Russian Federation (2009). 1st class instructor-test cosmonaut, 473rd astronaut of the world, 102nd cosmonaut of the Russian Federation.

From January 2011 - instructor-test cosmonaut of cosmonaut corps, Yuri Gagarin Research Institute of the Cosmonaut Training Center. Made a second space flight: starting December 21, 2011 on "Soyuz TMA-03M" spacecraft in conjunction with astronauts of the US and the Netherlands as Commander of the spacecraft. Flight engineer of 30th and Commander of 31st main missions on the International Space Station. Completed 1 spacewalk. Landing executed July 1, 2012. Flight duration was 192 days 18 hours and58 minutes. Since December 2012 - Head of a group of instructor-test cosmonauts of Yuri Gagarin Research Institute of the Cosmonaut Training Center. Within two space flights spent 391 days 11 hours and 19 minutes in space, performed 3 spacewalks.
Lieutenant of the Reserve (since 1988). Awarded "For Merit" Order of 4th degree (03/25/2014), medals, including "For Merit in Space Exploration" (12.04.2011), the foreign award - the "Star of the President" Order (2009, Turkmenistan).