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Yuri Malenchenko

Yuri Malenchenko

  • Status: Retired
  • In Space: No
  • Date of Birth: 12/22/1961
  • First Flight: 07/01/1994
  • Last Flight: 12/15/2015


Yuri Malenchenko, a Russian astronaut affiliated with the government agency Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS), embarked on 6 space flights and engaging in 6 spacewalks during his/her career as an astronaut.

Yuri Ivanovich Malenchenko (Russian: Юрий Иванович Маленченко; born December 22, 1961) is a retired Russian cosmonaut. Malenchenko became the first person to marry in space, on 10 August 2003, when he married Ekaterina Dmitrieva, who was in Texas, while he was 240 miles over New Zealand, on the International Space Station. As of June 2016, Malenchenko ranks second for career time in space due to his time on both Mir and the International Space Station (ISS). He is a former Commander of the International Space Station.

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