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*JOHN L. PHILLIPS (PH.D.)
NASA ASTRONAUT*

*PERSONAL DATA: *Born April 15, 1951 in Fort Belvoir, Virginia, but 
considers Scottsdale, Arizona to be his hometown. Married to the former 
Laura Jean Doell of Scotia, New York. They have two children. Enjoys 
skiing, kayaking, hiking, family recreation and various fitness activities.

*EDUCATION: *Graduated from Scottsdale High School, Scottsdale, Arizona, 
in 1966; received a bachelor of science degree in mathematics and 
Russian from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1972; a master of science degree 
in aeronautical systems from the University of West Florida in 1974; a 
master of science degree and a doctorate in geophysics and space physics 
from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1984 and 1987 
respectively.

*NASA EXPERIENCE: *Selected by NASA in April 1996, Phillips reported to 
the Johnson Space Center in August 1996. After completing astronaut 
candidate training, he held various jobs in the Astronaut Office, 
including systems engineering and CAPCOM for the International Space 
Station. He flew aboard STS-100 in 2001, logging nearly 12 days and 5 
million miles in space. He served as a backup to ISS Expedition-7, 
completing that assignment in February 2003. Phillips is currently 
training for ISS Expedition-11, scheduled for launch in April 2005 on a 
six-month mission.

*SPACE FLIGHT EXPERIENCE: *STS-100 /Endeavour/ (April 19 to May 1, 
2001). During the 12-day, 187 orbit mission, the crew successfully 
delivered and installed the Canadarm-2 Robotic Arm. They also delivered 
experiments and supplies aboard the Multi-Purpose Logistics Module 
/Raffaello/ on its maiden flight. Phillips was the Ascent/Entry Flight 
engineer and was the intravehicular activity coordinator during two 
space walks.


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*NAME:* Sergei Konstantinovich Krikalev
Russian Cosmonaut

*PERSONAL DATA:* Born August 27, 1958, in Leningrad, Russia, which has 
been renamed St. Petersburg. Married to Elena Terekhina of Samara, 
Russia. They have one daughter. He enjoys swimming, skiing, bicycle 
riding, aerobatic flying, and amateur radio operations, particularly 
from space. His parents, Konstantin and Nadia, reside in Leningrad, 
Russia. Her parents, Faina and Yuri, reside in Samara, Russia.

*EDUCATION:* Graduated from high school in 1975; in 1981, received 
mechanical engineering degree from the Leningrad Mechanical Institute, 
now called St. Petersburg Technical University.

*SPECIAL HONORS:* He was a member of the Russian and Soviet national 
aerobatic flying teams, and was Champion of Moscow in 1983, and Champion 
of the Soviet Union in 1986. For his space flight experience, he was 
awarded the title of Hero of the Soviet Union, the Order of Lenin, the 
French title of L'Officier de la L'egion d'Honneur, and the new title of 
Hero of Russia. He also has been awarded the NASA Space Flight Medal 
(1994, 1998).

*EXPERIENCE:* After graduation in 1981, he joined NPO Energia, the 
Russian industrial organization responsible for manned space flight 
activities. He tested space flight equipment, developed space operations 
methods, and participated in ground control operations. When the Salyut 
7 space station failed in 1985, he worked on the rescue mission team, 
developing procedures for docking with the uncontrolled station and 
repairing the station's on-board system.

Krikalev was selected as a cosmonaut in 1985, completed his basic 
training in 1986, and, for a time, was assigned to the Buran Shuttle 
program. In early 1988, he began training for his first long-duration 
flight aboard the MIR space station. This training included preparations 
for at least six EVA's (space walks), installation of a new module, the 
first test of the new Manned Maneuvering Unit (MMU), and the second 
joint Soviet-French science mission. Soyuz TM-7 was launched on November 
26, 1988, with Krikalev as flight engineer, Commander Alexander Volkov, 
and French Astronaut Jean-Loup Chretien. The previous crew (Vladimir 
Titov, Musa Manarov, and Valeri Polyakov) remained on MIR for another 
twenty-five days, marking the longest period a six-person crew had been 
in orbit. After the previous crew returned to Earth, Krikalev, Polyakov, 
and Volkov continued to conduct experiments aboard the MIR station. 
Because arrival of the next crew had been delayed, they prepared the MIR 
for a period of unmanned operations before returning to Earth on April 
27, 1989.

Krikalev flew on STS-88 /Endeavour/ (December 4-15, 1998), the first 
International Space Station assembly mission. During the 12-day mission 
the Unity module was mated with Zarya module. Two crew members performed 
three space walks to connect umbilicals and attach tools/hardware for 
use in future EVA's. The crew also performed IMAX Cargo Bay Camera 
(ICBC) operations, and deployed two satellites, Mighty Sat 1 and SAC-A. 
The mission was accomplished in 185 orbits of the Earth in 283 hours and 
18 minutes.

Krikalev was a member of the Expedition-1 crew. They launched October 
31, 2000 on a Soyuz rocket from the Baikonur launch site in Kazakhstan, 
successfully docking with the station on November 2, 2000. During their 
stay on the station they prepared the inside of the orbital outpost for 
future crews. They also saw the station grow in size with the 
installation of the U.S. solar array structure and the U.S. Destiny 
Laboratory Module. They left the station with the STS-102 crew, 
undocking from the station on March 18, with landing at the Kennedy 
Space Center, Florida, on March 21, 2001.

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