Yuri Baturin


Yuri Mikhailovich Baturin
Yuri Baturin 2001.jpg
Born (1949-06-12) 12 June 1949 (age 72)
AwardsHero of the Russian Federation
Space career
Time in space
19d 17h 44m
MissionsMir EP-4 (Soyuz TM-28 / Soyuz TM-27), ISS EP-1 (Soyuz TM-32 / Soyuz TM-31)
Mission insignia
Soyuz TM-28 patch.png Soyuz TM-32 patch.png

Yuri Mikhailovich Baturin (Russian: Юрий Михайлович Батурин; born 12 June 1949, in Moscow), is a Russian cosmonaut and former politician.[1]

Baturin graduated from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology in 1973, and is the former Assistant to the President on National Security and Secretaty of the Defense Council (1996-1998); he is also an author in constitutional law.[2] Baturin was also a cosmonaut who flew on two missions.

His first spaceflight, sometimes called Mir EP-4,[3] was launched with the spacecraft Soyuz TM-28 13 August 1998, and landed with Soyuz TM-27. He was a Research Cosmonaut for this mission, which lasted for 11 days 19 hours 39 minutes. His second spaceflight was ISS EP-1, which was launched with the spacecraft Soyuz TM-32 on April 28, 2001, and landed with Soyuz TM-31. This mission was notable as carrying to first paying space tourist Dennis Tito. For this mission he was designated a Flight Engineer; the mission lasted for 7 days 22 hours and 4 minutes.[1][4]

He married Svetlana Veniaminovna Polubinskaya, (born 1954); they had a daughter, Alexandra Yurievna Baturina, (born 1982), a student at the Moscow State Academy of Law.[5]


  1. ^ a b "Cosmonaut Biography: Yuri Baturin".
  2. ^ Yury Baturin. Studies in Constitutional Law. Moscow: ILPP, 2008, 114 pp, with illustrations [Russian: Батурин Ю. Конституционные этюды. - М.: Институт права и публичной политики, 2008 – 114 с., 80 с. ил.
  3. ^ "Mir EP-4". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Archived from the original on 11 October 2011. Retrieved 5 January 2011.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-01-31. Retrieved 2010-03-13.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ http://www.spaceref.com/focuson/tito/baturin.html[permanent dead link]