Maxim Surayev

Russian cosmonaut Maxim Suraev

ISS Expedition 21/22 Flight Engineer

Born on 24 May 1972 he is married and has one daughter. Surayev is a Major in the Russian Air Force and Test Cosmonaut of the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre.

In 1994, he graduated with honours from the Kachin Air Force Pilot School as a pilot-fighter and in 1998 from the Zhukovski Air Force Academy as pilot-engineer-researcher.

He was selected as a test-cosmonaut candidate of the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre Cosmonaut Office in December 1997.

Surayev is scheduled to launch to the ISS on Soyuz TMA-16 on 30 September together with NASA astronaut Jeffrey Williams.

Last update: 29 September 2009

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