Born June 21, 1964, in Chardzhow, Turkmenia. Married to Tatiana Mikhailovna Kononenko (nee Yurieva). They have a son, Andrey Olegovich Kononenko, and a daughter, Alisa Olegovna Kononenko. Oleg enjoys reading, and team sports.

Graduated from the N. E. Zhukovskiy Kharkov Aviation Institute in 1988 as a mechanical engineer.

Federal Space Agency Gagarin Medal.







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Flight Engineer

Oleg D. Kononenko

* Jun. 21 , 1964

1st spaceflight

1st ISS-expedition mission

1st ISS-mission


Sergei A. Volkov

* Apr. 01 , 1973

1st spaceflight

1st ISS-expedition mission

1st ISS-mission

Born April 1, 1973 in Chuguyev, Kharkov Region, Ukraine. He and his wife Natalia have a son who was born in 2001. Recreational activities include tennis, windsurfing, reading, and visiting museums.

Graduated from Star City high school in 1990 and entered the Tambov Air Force Academy for Pilots. Graduated in 1995 with a degree of pilot/engineer.

Russian Federation Armed Forces medals.

temporarily  expedition 17-crewmembers

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.


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 17 until June 2008


Flight Engineer

Gregory E. Chamitoff

* February 10, 1962

1st spaceflight

1st ISS-expedition mission

1st ISS-mission

Born August 6, 1962 in Montreal, Canada. Married to Chantal Caviness, M.D., Ph.D. They have two children, Natasha and Dimitri. His mother Shari Chamitoff and brother Ken Chamitoff live in Southern California. His father was the late Ashley Chamitoff. Recreational interests include scuba diving, backpacking, flying, skiing, racquetball, aikido, and guitar. Dr. Chamitoff is a certified divemaster and instrument rated pilot.

Blackford High School, San Jose, California, 1980.

B.S., Electrical Engineering, California Polytechnic State University, 1984.

M.S., Aeronautical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, 1985.

Ph.D., Aeronautics and Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1992.

M.S., Space Science (Planetary Geology), University of Houston Clear Lake, 2002.

SPECIAL HONORS: AIAA Associate Fellow; AIAA Technical Excellence Award; NASA Silver Snoopy Award; NASA/USA Space Flight Awareness Award; C.S. Draper Laboratory Graduate Fellowship; IEEE Graduate Fellowship; Tau Beta Pi Honor Society Fellowship; Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society; Eta Kappa Nu Honor Society; Applied Magnetics Scholarships; Academic Excellence Award; Most Outstanding Senior Award; Degree of Excellence and California Statewide Speech Finalist; Eagle Scout.

expedition 17 from June 2008