Pavel Vinogradov

Cosmonaut Pavel V. Vinogradov
Cosmonaut Pavel V. Vinogradov

Test-cosmonaut of the 'Energia' rocket space corporation

Personal data

Born 31 August 1953, in Magadan, Russia. Hero of the Russian Federation, Pilot-cosmonaut of the Russian Federation, 3rd Class Cosmonaut. Hobbies include game sports, history of aviation and cosmonautics, astronomy.


In 1977 Vinogradov graduated from the Moscow Aviation Institute, department of Airborne Vehicles, with specialisation in booster design, and in 1980 he received the qualification of computer systems analyst at the department of Automated Designing Systems.


Between 1977–1983, 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, and the development of automated crew-training systems. He participated in launch preparation of the Soyuz TM and 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 the Gagarin Cosmonauts Training Centre (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 20 February to 3 September 1995, Vinogradov trained as a flight engineer of the Mir-20 and EuroMir-95 backup crew. From October 1995 to August 1996, he trained as flight engineer for the Soyuz TM vehicle and the Mir space station under the Mir-22/NASA-3 and Cassiopée missions.

From August 1996 to August 1997, Vinogradov trained as a flight engineer for the Mir-24 prime crew.

From March 1999 to April 2000, Vinogradov trained for Mir-28 as 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 for the ISS Taxi backup crew 5.

Spaceflight experience

From 5 August 1997 to 19 February 1998, he spent 198 days on board the Soyuz TM and Mir station as the Expedition 24 prime crew flight engineer under the Mir-24/NASA 5, 6 programme.

Vinogradov served as the Expedition 13 crew Commander for a six-month stay on board the International Space Station between March and September 2006. Expedition 13 returned to Earth with the Soyuz TMA-8 landing in Kazakhstan early on 29 September 2006.

Last update: 3 October 2006

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