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EXPEDITION 06

Commander

Kenneth D. Bowersox

* Nov. 14 , 1956

5th spaceflight

USA

1st ISS-mission

Flight Engineer

Donald R. Pettit

* Apr. 20 , 1955

1st spaceflight

USA

1st ISS-mission

Born November 14, 1956, in Portsmouth, Virginia, but considers Bedford, Indiana, to be his hometown.

Graduated from Bedford High School, Bedford, Indiana, in 1974; received a bachelor of science degree in aerospace engineering from the United States Naval Academy in 1978, and a master of science degree in mechanical engineering from Columbia University in 1979.

Born April 20, 1955 in Silverton, Oregon. Married. Two children.

Graduated from Silverton Union High School, Silverton, Oregon, in 1973; received a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering from Oregon State University in 1978; and a doctorate in chemical engineering from the University of Arizona in 1983.

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1st ISS-expedition mission

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Flight Engineer

Nikolai M. Budarin

* Apr. 29 , 1953

3rd spaceflight

RUSSIA

1st ISS-mission

Born April 29, 1953, in Kirya, Chuvashia (Russia). Married to Marina Lvovna Budarina (nee Sidorenko). There are two sons in the family, Dmitry and Vladislav. His hobbies include fishing, skiing, picking mushrooms. His father, Mikhail Romanovich Budarin, died in 1984. His mother, Alexandra Mikhailovna Budarina, died in 1986.

Graduated from the S.Ordzhonikidze Moscow Aviation Institute in 1979 with a mechanical engineering diploma.

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