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Colonel Dr. Dmitri Yuryevich Kondratyev, MSc, PhD, DPSM, GSHRF

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BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Colonel Dr. Dmitri Yuryevich Kondratyev, MSc, PhD, DPSM, GSHRF

Colonel Dr. Dmitri Yuryevich Kondratyev is a former Russian cosmonaut, retired senior officer of the Russian Air Force, and a Distinguished Fellow of New Westminster College. He completed Yak-52 flight training at the Alma-Aty Aviation Club in 1986. In 1990, he entered the Kacha Higher Military Air Force Pilot School graduating in 1990 as a pilot-engineer and received a M.S. in Aeronautic Engineering. In 2000, he graduated from the Moscow State University for Economy, Statistics and Computer Science (MESI), Economic Information Systems Department as an economist with a M.S. in Economics. In 2004, he graduated from the Yuri A. Gagarin Air Force Academy with a M.S. in Management. In 2012, he graduated from the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Service with a M.S. in Law. In parallel, in 2008, he took a postgraduate doctorate course in the Russian Presidential Academy and earned a Ph.D. in Investment and Finance in 2012. In March 2007, Colonel Kondratyev received his U.S. Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) Private Pilot License, and in March 2009, he received his U.S. FAA Airline Transport Pilot License, flying U.S. airplanes over Houston, Texas. His language proficiency includes Russian and English.

Colonel Kondratyev has a distinguished record of ethical leadership. After graduation from pilot school in 1990, Colonel Kondratyev served as a pilot and subsequently as a senior pilot in the Russian Air Force. He flew the MiG-21, MiG-29 and Su-27 Russian fighter aircraft. While in the U.S. for spaceflight training, he flew several types of U.S. built aircraft. He is a Class-1 Air Force pilot. Colonel Kondratyev is also an Instructor of General Parachute Training and has performed more than 150 parachute jumps. Kondratyev also holds a Master Diver license from PADI.

Colonel Kondratyev was selected as a test-cosmonaut candidate of the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center Cosmonaut Office in December 1997. He attended basic space training from January 1998 to March 2000. In 2000 he was qualified as a test-cosmonaut. Colonel Kondratyev was assigned to the ISS Expedition 5 Backup crew as Soyuz Commander and ISS Flight Engineer and successfully completed that training in 2003. He was then assigned to the ISS Expedition 13 long duration mission prime crew and trained as ISS Flight Engineer and Soyuz Commander for one and a half years until the crew reassignment named ESA astronaut Thomas Reiter. Kondratyev was assigned to the ISS Expedition 20 Backup crew as Soyuz Commander and ISS Flight Engineer and successfully completed that training. From 2 May 2006 through 9 April 2007, he served as Director of Operations, Russian Space Agency, stationed at the Johnson Space Center.

As a Russian cosmonaut, Colonel Kondratye served as a crew-member aboard the International Space Station long-duration mission Expedition 27 as Commander, having also served as a Flight Engineer on Expedition 26 during the same stay in space. Colonel Kondratyev traveled to space for the first time aboard the Soyuz TMA-20 spacecraft in December 2010. He participated in two spacewalks totalling 10 hours of being outside of the ISS during his stay aboard the space station as an Expedition 26 and 27 Flight Engineer and Commander.

Colonel Kondratye’s summarized professional experience includes:

  • 2013 to present: Head of Research Department, UNIVER Capital LLC
  • 2012-2013: Senior Analyst, Gazprombank Asset Management
  • 1997-2012: Cosmonaut/Astronaut, Russian Federal Space Agency, Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center
  • 1986-1997: Fighter Pilot, Russian Air Force

Colonel Kondratyev’s honours, decorations and awards include:

  • 2014: Distinguished Fellow of New Westminster College
  • 2012: Hero of the Russian Federation (Honorary Title and Medal)
  • 2011: NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal
  • 2011: NASA Space Flight Medal

In March 2007, Colonel Kondratyev received his U.S. Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) Private Pilot License, and in March 2009, he received his U.S. FAA Airline Transport Pilot License, flying U.S. airplanes over Houston, Texas. His language proficiency includes Russian and English.

As a Distinguished Fellow of New Westminster College, Colonel Dr. Dmitri Yuryevich Kondratyev is dedicated to supporting the highest standards of academic excellence and is committed to the advancement of New Westminster College and its Global Network of Fellows.

Colonel Dmitri Yuryevich Kondratyev and Cre Members of the International Space Station Expedition 26

Colonel Dmitri Yuryevich Kondratyev and Crew Members of the International Space Station Expedition 26

Hero of Russia Gold Star
Hero of Russia Gold Star awarded to Cosmonaut Colonel Dmitri Yuryevich Kondratyev, PhD - Distinguished Fellow of New Westminster College - http://newwestminstercollege.ca

NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal
NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal awarded to Russian Cosmonaut Colonel Dmitri Yuryevich Kondratyev, PhD - Distinguished Fellow of New Westminster College - http://newwestminstercollege.ca