Kornienko Mikhail Borisovich, cosmonaut: biography, family, awards

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Kornienko Mikhail Borisovich, cosmonaut: biography, family, awards
Kornienko Mikhail Borisovich, cosmonaut: biography, family, awards

The first manned flight into space took place in 1961. Since that time, about 600 people from 36 countries of the world have been in space. Since 2000, crews consisting of several people have been permanently living and working on the International Space Station. The record for the duration of continuous stay at the station belongs to the Russian M. Kornienko.

Mikhail Borisovich Kornienko is a Russian test cosmonaut, Hero of the Russian Federation. After 2 flights in 2016, M. Kornienko took 22nd place in the list of "50 most influential people in the world", according to Fortune. They compared Kornienko's contribution to space exploration with the launches of the Apollo and Soyuz-19 spacecraft.

Kornienko in space


The future cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko was born in April 1960 in the city of Syzran, Kuibyshev region. His childhood years were spent in Chelyabinsk. He studied first in Moscow, then at the secondary school No. 15 of the city of Chelyabinsk, which he graduated in 1977. Mikhail Borisovich received higher education inMoscow Aviation Institute. He was awarded the speci alty of a mechanical engineer of the Russian Railways. Military service Mikhail Borisovich was in the airborne troops of the USSR army. He was enrolled in the 104th Guards Airborne Division of the Azerbaijan SSR. Demobilized in 1980 with the rank of junior sergeant.

Kornienko Mikhail Borisovich

Professional biography

Mikhail Kornienko was not always associated with the starry sky. After graduating from the Moscow Aviation Institute, Mikhail Borisovich served in the Moscow police for about 6 years. In 1986-1991, he worked as an engineer at the Baikonur Cosmodrome and at the Moscow Design Bureau of Mechanical Engineering. After that, he headed the technical department of Transvostok OJSC for a year.

In 1993-1995. Mikhail Borisovich becomes the director of the Este Limited Liability Partnership. In 1995, Mikhail Kornienko returned to the space industry again. He works as an engineer in the "Department of preparing cosmonauts for activities outside space" at the Rocket and Space Corporation. S.P. Queen.

Mikhail Kornienko biography

Mikhail Borisovich admitted that his father, who took part in search and rescue operations at the Uprun airfield, influenced his desire to become an astronaut. Kornienko Sr. helped search for the very first cosmonauts, facilitated the evacuation of the crews after they landed on the ground.

In early February 1998, Mikhail Kornienko was officially included in the cosmonaut corps of RSC Energia. From the beginning of 1998 to 1999 he took a coursegeneral space training. As a result, he successfully passed the state exam. And in 1999, Kornienko was qualified as a test cosmonaut.

Participation in space missions

In 2003-2005, cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko began active training in the international team as a flight engineer of the International Station. Unfortunately, due to the tragedy that occurred with the Columbia shuttle, it was decided to remove the ISS-8 crew (it included Kornienko) from the flight program and reorganize. But this did not stop Mikhail Borisovich. He continues to train with the ISS-15, 23 and 24 trains.

Mikhail Kornienko cosmonaut

Mikhail Borisovich's first flight into space took place only in 2010 as part of the ISS-23244 crew on the Soyuz TMA-18 transport spacecraft. He was included in the team as an ISS flight engineer. The flight took place from April to September for 176 days. Together with Kornienko, Scott Kelly and Sergey Volkov went into orbit.

In March 2015, the Soyuz TMA-16 M spacecraft delivered Mikhail Borisovich to the ISS for the second time. The ISS-45/46 cosmonaut team spent almost a year on the orbital station - 340 days. In March 2016, all astronauts successfully descended to Earth.

First interview:

Cosmonaut Kornienko is not going to stop his career. He told in an interview with AiF that he had passed a medical commission and was included in the flight plan for 2019.

During the first and second flights, Mikhail Borisovich went into outer space. Total time,spent outside the ISS is just over 12 hours. During the last flight, Mikhail Kornienko conducted more than 200 scientific experiments, circled the Earth 5440 times and covered about 230 million kilometers.


Mikhail Borisovich tries not to talk about his family. It is known that he has a wife - Irina Anatolyevna Kornienko. She is a doctor by education and works in a Moscow clinic.

In the photo, Mikhail Borisovich meets his wife after the flight.

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The elder brother of the cosmonaut, Sergey Borisovich Kornienko, finished his service with the rank of lieutenant colonel. Kornienko Faina Mikhailovna, mother of Mikhail Borisovich, is now retired. The cosmonaut's father, Kornienko Boris Grigoryevich, tragically died in 1965 during a planned flight on MI-6. He led the car on fire away from the village, thereby saving dozens of lives. Mikhail Borisovich always emphasizes in his interviews that his father became the main example for him in life.

Awards and achievements

Has the title of Hero of the Russian Federation and the Gold Star award. In addition, Mikhail Borisovich is marked with the Pilot-Cosmonaut of Russia badge. He was awarded the "Badge of Gagarin" and the badge "For services to his native city" (the city of Syzran).

Interesting facts

Kornienko in space photo

Mikhail Kornienko is fond of sports. In 2007, he conquered Mount Kilimanjaro. The astronaut plans to conquer the summit of Everest.

Mikhail Borisovich was a candidate from the United Russia party to the State Duma of the Russian Federation.

Kornienko before the launch of the ship listens to "Two Stars" performed by Alla Pugacheva.

Despite the fact that cosmonauts rarely believe in God, Mikhail Borisovich admits that he is confident in the existence of some "higher powers".

An astronaut in one interview said that from space he likes to watch the coral islands in the Indian Ocean and fly through the northern lights.

Kornienko photo

Mikhail Borisovich said that during one of his flights he watched the Hollywood movie "The Martian", and he really liked it. According to the astronaut, everything in the film looked quite realistic.

During the conference after the first return to Earth, Mikhail Borisovich expressed the opinion that people treat the planet barbarously. This is especially noticeable from space. Deforestation, fires, climate change and ocean pollution are taking their toll on the Earth.

Kornienko said that his father once brought him a small flap that had come off the landing parachute, and to this day he keeps it as a memory of his father.

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