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Kuzhelnaya, Nadezhda Vasiliyevna

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Russian engineer cosmonaut, 1994-2004. Civilian Engineer, Energia NPO

Status: Inactive; Active 1994-2004. Born: 1962-11-06. Birth Place: Alekseyevskaya, Alexvoskova.

Educated MAI.

Nadezhda Vasilyevna Kuzhelnaya was born on November 6th, 1962 in the village Alexevskoy, near the river Volga in the Alexvoskova region. She attended school in the Ukraine and also did parachuting and flying at a local club. She graduated in 1988 from the Moscow Aviation Institute with a major in engineering dynamics. After graduation, she started to work with NPO Energia. She had the opportunity of working at the hydro-laboratory at Star City for about 3 years. She was accepted as a cosmonaut in 1994, together with Mikhail Vladislavovich Tyurin who was also a former NPO Energia employee. Her hobbies include playing guitar and singing. After leaving the cosmonaut corps in May 2004, she joined Aeroflot as a co-pilot, flying Tupolev Tu-134 airliners.


Nadezhda Vasilievna KUZHELNAJA

Flight Engineer of the Soyuz TM-33 Spacecraft - Test Cosmonaut S. P. Korolev Rocket and Space Corporation Energia Russia

DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH: November 6, 1962, settlement Alexeevskoe, Alexeevsky Region, Tatar Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic, RF (Russia). Father: Vasily Ivanovich Kuzhelny, born in 1937. Mother: Ludmila Ivanovna Kuzhelnaja (Kozlova), born in 1937.

EDUCATION: In 1984 she finished three courses of Dnepropetrovsk Engineering and Building Institute (the Ukraine), then she was transferred to Moscow Aviation Institute after S. Ordzhonikidze and graduated from it in 1988 in speciality of Flight Dynamics and Control.

FAMILY STATUS: Married. Husband: Vladimir Georgievich Morozov, retired colonel. Daughter: Ekaterina, born in 1999.

HOBBY: Playing guitar, tennis.

SPORTS ACHIEVEMENTS: In 1982 she entered the sailplane section of Dnepropetrovsk air sports club where she got the 3-rd grade in parachute jumping and the 2-nd grade in gliding. She has the 1-st grade in air sport and is a member of P.O. Sukhoi Design Bureau woman's aerobatics team. She flied by Yak-52, Yak-55, Su-26, Su-29, L-39 aircraft.

WORK EXPERIENCE: From May 1988 to June 1994 she was an engineer, mathematical engineer of S.P. Korolev NPO Energia. On April 1, 1994 she was selected for RSC Energia cosmonaut detachment by decision of the State Interdepartmental Committee. On June 16, 1994 she was enlisted in RSC Energia cosmonaut detachment as a candidate for test cosmonauts. In 1996 she was appointed to a post of a test cosmonaut of RSC Energia cosmonaut detachment. In 1994-1996 she passed a course of general space training at Yu. A. Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center. On April 25, 1996 a qualification of a test-cosmonaut was conferred on her by decision of the Interdepartmental Qualification Committee.

From June to September 1996 she passed training as a member of the cosmonaut team under the ISS program. From August 1997 to November 1998 she passed training under the program of the ISS Russian visiting crew (the ISS-taxi) as a member of the team, however, she interrupted it because of the maternity leave due to the birth of a child.

In May 1999 she resumed training as a flight engineer of the Russian visiting crew.

More at: Kuzhelnaya.

Family: Cosmonaut. Country: Russia. Flights: Soyuz TM-33 ISS EP-2. Agency: Korolev bureau.
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