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Born Dec. 22, 1961 in Svetlovodsk, Kirovograd Region, Ukraine.

Graduated from the Kharkov Military Aviation School in 1983, and from the Zhukovsky Air Force Engineering Academy in 1993.


Awarded the Hero of the Russian Federation medal, the National Hero of Kazakhstan medal, Military award of excellence, Meritorious Service medals (3), Commendation medal, Achievement medal, Medal "70 years of the Soviet Armed Forces".

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Flight Engineer

Yuri I. Malenchenko

* Dec. 22 , 1961

4th spaceflight

2nd ISS-expedition mission

3rd ISS-mission

Commander

Peggy A. Whitson

* Feb.09 , 1960

2nd spaceflight

2nd ISS-expedition mission

2nd ISS-mission

Born Feb. 9, 1960 in Mt. Ayr, Iowa. Hometown is Beaconsfield, Iowa. Married to Clarence F. Sams, Ph.D. She enjoys weight lifting, biking, basketball, and water skiing.

Graduated from Mt. Ayr Community High School, Mt. Ayr, Iowa, in 1978; received a bachelor of science degree in biology/chemistry from Iowa Wesleyan College in 1981, and a doctorate in biochemistry from Rice University in 1985.

USA

Flight Engineer

Daniel M.Tani

* February 01, 1961

2nd spaceflight

1st ISS-expedition mission

2nd ISS-mission

Born February 1, 1961 in Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, but considers Lombard, Illinois, to be his hometown. Married to the former Jane Egan from Cork, Ireland. They have two children. He enjoys golf, flying, running, tennis, music, cooking. His mother, Rose Tani, resides in Lombard, Illinois. His father, Henry N. Tani, is deceased.

Graduated from Glenbard East High School, Lombard, Illinois, in 1979; received a bachelor and a master of science degree in mechanical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1984 and 1988, respectively.

Honorary Doctorate of Science, Elmhurst College (IL) 2003. Recipient of the 2003 Excellence Award in Science and Technology from the U.S. Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce. Recipient of the Japanese-American Citizen League's Nikkei of the Biennium for Science and Technology, 2002.

temporarily  expedition 16-crewmembers

expedition 16 from Oct. 2007 until Feb. 2008

USA

Flight Engineer

Clayton C. Anderson

* February 23, 1959

1st spaceflight

1st ISS-expedition mission

1st ISS-mission

Born in Omaha, Nebraska. He considers Ashland, Nebraska to be his hometown. Married to the former Susan Jane Harreld of Elkhart, Indiana. They have two children; a son, Clayton "Cole" and a daughter, Sutton Marie. His mother, Alice J. Anderson, resides in Ashland, Nebraska. His father, John T. Anderson, is deceased.

Graduated from Ashland-Greenwood High School, Ashland, Nebraska, 1977; received a bachelor of science degree (Cum Laude) in Physics from Hastings College, Nebraska in 1981 and a master of science degree in Aerospace Engineering from Iowa State University in 1983.

expedition 16 until November 2007

France

Flight Engineer

Léopold Eyharts

* April 28, 1957

1st spaceflight

1st ISS-expedition mission

1st ISS-mission

Born April 28, 1957, in Biarritz, France. He is married and has one child. His hobbies are reading, computers and sport.

Graduated as an engineer from the French Air Force Academy of Salon-de-Provence in 1979.

He has been decorated with the French Légion d'Honneur, the Ordre National du Mérite and Médaille d'Outre Mer, and the Russian medals of Friendship and Courage.

He joined the French Air Force Academy of Salon-de-Provence in 1977 and was graduated as an aeronautical engineer in 1979. In 1980, he became a fighter pilot and was assigned to an operational Jaguar squadron in Istres Air Force Base (France). In 1985, he was assigned as a wing commander in Saint-Dizier Air Force base.

In 1988, he was graduated as a test pilot in the French test pilot school (EPNER) and was assigned to Bretigny flight test center near Paris. He then flew on different types of military and civilian aircraft including Mirage 2000, Alpha-jet, Mirage 3, Caravelle, C-160 mainly involved in radar and equipment testing.

expedition 16 from Feb. until Mar. 2008

Flight Engineer

Garrett E. Reisman

* February 10, 1968

1st spaceflight

1st ISS-expedition mission

1st ISS-mission

Born February 10, 1968 in Morristown, New Jersey, but considers Parsippany, New Jersey, to be his hometown. Recreational interests include flying, skiing and snowboarding, rock climbing, mountaineering, canyoneering, and SCUBA diving. Dr. Reisman is an FAA Certified Flight Instructor. His parents are Sheila Reisman of Boynton Beach, Florida and the late Robert Reisman. His sister, Lainie Reisman, is an economic development consultant and currently resides in Washington D.C.

EDUCATION:

Parsippany High School, Parsippany, New Jersey, 1986.

B.S., Economics, University of Pennsylvania, 1991.

B.S., Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, University of Pennsylvania, 1991.

M.S., Mechanical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, 1992.

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, 1997.

expedition 16 from March 2008

USA