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EXPEDITION 12

Commander

William S. Mc Arthur

* Jul.26 , 1951

4th spaceflight

USA

2nd ISS-mission

Flight Engineer

Valery I. Tokarev

* Oct.29 , 1952

2nd spaceflight

Russia

2nd ISS-mission

Born July 26, 1951, in Laurinburg, North Carolina. His hometown is Wakulla, North Carolina. Married to the former Cynthia Kathryn Lovin of Red Springs, North Carolina. They have two daughters. He enjoys basketball, running, and working with personal computers. Bill's stepfather, Mr. Weldon C. Avant, resides in Red Springs. His parents, Brigadier General William S. McArthur and Mrs. Edith P. Avant, are deceased. Cynthia's mother, Mrs. A.K. Lovin, resides in Red Springs, North Carolina.

Graduated from Red Springs High School, Red Springs, North Carolina, in 1969; received a bachelor of science degree in applied science and engineering from the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York, in 1973, and a master of science degree in aerospace engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1983.

Born October 29, 1952 in the town of Kap-Yar, Astrakhan Region Resides at Star City, Moscow Region. He is married to Irina Nikolaevna Tokareva, (Gavrilova). They have two children: a daughter, Olya, and a son, Ivan. His mother, Lidiya Nikolaevna (Tokareva), lives in the city of Rostov, Yaroslavl Region. His father, Ivan Pavlovich, died in an auto accident in 1972. Valery Tokarev enjoys tennis, automobiles and airplanes.

In 1973 he graduated from the Stavropol Higher Military Aviation School of pilots and navigators for Anti-Aircraft Defense. In 1993 he graduated from Gagarin Military Aviation Academy. In 1997 he graduated with a Master's degree in State Administration from the National Economy Academy affiliated with the Russian Federation President's Administration.

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