Michael Tyurin lives in Korolev, a small city outside of Moscow. He was born March 2, 1960, in Kolomna, Russia (about 60 miles from Moscow) where his parents still reside. He is married to Tatiana Anatoleyvna Tyurin. They have a daughter, Alexandra, born in 1982. He enjoys sailing in his free time.

He graduated from the Moscow Aviation Institute in 1984 with a degree in engineering and a specialization in creating mathematical models related to mechanical flight. He is currently doing graduate work in his field of research.







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Flight Engineer

Thomas Reiter

* May 23 , 1958

2nd spaceflight

1st ISS-mission

1st ISS-expedition mission


Born 23 May 1958, in Frankfurt/Main, Germany, Thomas is married and has two sons. He enjoys fencing, badminton, cooking and playing the guitar.

Thomas Reiter has a Masters Degree in Aerospace Technology. He graduated from Goethe-High School in Neu-Isenburg in June 1977, from the Armed Forces University in Neubiberg in December 1982 and from the Empire Test Pilots School (ETPS) in Boscombe Down, England, in December 1992.

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Flight Engineer

Mikhail Tyurin

* Mar. 02 , 1960

2nd spaceflight

2nd ISS-expedition mission

2nd ISS-mission


Michael E.Lopez-Alegria

* May 30 , 1958

4th spaceflight

1st ISS-expedition mission

3rd ISS-mission

Born May 30, 1958, in Madrid, Spain, and grew up in Mission Viejo, California. Married to the former Daria Robinson of Geneva, Switzerland. They have one son. Michael enjoys sports, traveling and cooking, and is interested in national and international political, economic and security affairs. His parents are deceased. Daria's parents, Professor Stuart and Margareta Robinson, reside in Geneva.

Graduated from Mission Viejo High School, Mission Viejo, California, in 1976; received a bachelor of science degree in systems engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1980; and a master of science degree in aeronautical engineering from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School in 1988. Graduate of Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government Program for Senior Executives in National and International Security. Speaks Spanish, French and Russian.


Flight Engineer

Sunita L. Williams

* September 19, 1965

1st spaceflight

1st ISS-expedition mission

1st ISS-mission

Born September 19, 1965 in Euclid, Ohio, but considers Needham, Massachusetts to be her hometown. Married to Michael J. Williams. Although they have no children, Labrador retrievers and a crazy Jack Russell Terrier named Gorby have added their share of excitement to their lives. Recreational interests include running, swimming, biking, triathlons, windsurfing, snowboarding and bow hunting. Her parents, Dr. Deepak and Mrs. Bonnie Pandya, reside in Falmouth, Massachusetts.

Needham High School, Needham, Massachusetts, 1983.

B.S., Physical Science, U.S. Naval Academy, 1987.

M.S., Engineering Management, Florida Institute of Technology, 1995.

Member of following organisations: Society of Experimental Test Pilots, Society of Flight Test Engineers, American Helicopter Association.

temporarily  expedition 14-crewmembers

expedition 14 from december 2006

expedition 14 until december 2006