Kosmonaut Pavel Vladimirovich Vinogradov
Pavel Vinogradov was born August 31, 1953, in Magadan, Russia. He is hero of the Russian Federation, Pilot-cosmonaut of the Russian Federation, 3rd Class Cosmonaut. His hobbies include game sports, history of aviation and cosmonautics, astronomy.
In 1977 Vinogradov graduated from the Moscow Aviation Institute, department Airborne Vehicles with specialisation in booster designing, and in 1980 he received the qualification of computer systems analyst at the department of Automated Designing Systems.
Between 1977 and 1983 Vinogradov specialised in software development for automated interactive designing systems of recoverable vehicles, development of aerodynamics and aerodyne arrangement design models, computer graphics.
In 1983 Vinogradov started working for the Head Design Bureau of RSC Energia. He worked on flight procedure verification for Soyuz TM and Buran vehicles, development of automated crew training systems. Participated in launch preparation of the Soyuz TM, Buran vehicles and Energia rockets.
Vinogradov joined the Energia cosmonaut corps in May 1992. From October 1992 to February 1994, he completed generic space training at GCTC. From May 1994 to February 1995, he completed advanced test-cosmonaut training. He has logged 11 hours in L-39 training airplane, and has completed 29 parachute jumps.
From February 20 to September 3, 1995, Vinogradov trained as a flight engineer of the Mir-20 and EuroMir-95 backup crew to fly on the Soyuz TM and Mir space station. From October 1995 to August 1996, he trained for spaceflight on the Soyuz TM vehicle and the Mir space station as a flight engineer under the Mir-22/NASA-3 and Cassiopée missions. From August 1996 to August 1997, Vinogradov trained as a flight engineer of the Mir-24 prime crew. From March 1999 to April 2000, Vinogradov trained for spaceflight as the Mir-28 backup flight engineer.
From June 2000 to December 2000, he trained as the Mir-29 flight engineer. From January 2001 to November 2002, he completed training as test-cosmonaut of the ISS group. From December 2002 to February 2003, he trained as the flight engineer of the ISS Taxi backup crew 5.
From 5 August, 1997 to 19 February, 1998, he performed a 198-day spaceflight onboard the Soyuz TM and Mir station as the Expedition 24 prime crew flight engineer under the Mir-24/NASA 5, 6 programme.
Vinogradov is currently serving as the Expedition-13 crew commander for a six-month tour of duty aboard the International Space Station. The Expedition 13 crew were launched on 30 March 2006 and arrived at the ISS on 1 April.