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Lewis007
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From: Geldermalsen, the Netherlands
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posted 04-30-2010 09:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lewis007   Click Here to Email Lewis007     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Roscosmos announced on April 28, 2010 that two cosmonaut candidates from Energia have been selected, who will go through cosmonaut training at the Gagarin Training Center. These two candidates are:
  • Andrei Nikolayevich Babkin
  • Sergei Vladimirovich Kud-Sverchkov
Some more details on the two new cosmonaut candidates (from the Roscosmos site based on Google translation).

Kud-Sverchkov, Sergei Vladimirovich

Born August 23, 1983 in Leninsk Kyzyl-Orda region of Kazakhstan. He graduated in 2006, Moscow State Technical University named after Bauman specialty rocket engines.

Working experience:

  • 09.2000 - 06.2006: Student of Moscow State Technical University (Bauman), Moscow
  • 08.2006 - 12.2009: Engineer Category 2, Open Joint Stock Company Energia, Korolev, Moscow Region
  • 12.2009 - present: Engineer Category 1, Open Joint Stock Company Energia, Korolev, Moscow Region
Babkin, Andrey Nikolayevich
Born April 21, 1969 in Bryansk. In 1995 he graduated Moscow Aviation Institute named after Sergo Ordzhonikidze, specialty life-support systems, candidate of technical sciences.

Working experience:

  • 07.1986 - 07.1987: Student Bryansk Institute of Transport Engineering, Bryansk
  • 07.1987 - 05.1989: Military service
  • 05.1989 - 08.1990: Student Bryansk Institute of Transport Engineering, Bryansk
  • 08.1990 - 02.1995: Student at the Moscow Aviation Institute (Ordzhonikidze), Moscow
  • 04.1997 - 10.2007: Engineer 2nd category, engineer 1st category Open Joint Stock Company Energia, Korolev, Moscow Region
  • 10.2007 - present: Leading Scientist Open Joint Stock Company Energia, Korolev, Moscow Region
Source: Roscosmos Press Service

eurospace
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From: Brussels, Belgium
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posted 04-30-2010 11:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for eurospace   Click Here to Email eurospace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Note that Kud-Sverchkov was born in Leninsk, the main city of the Baikonur Cosmodrome compound. Talk about a straight path into space...

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