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Crew 129 - Team Russia

Nikolay Dzis-Voynarovskiy studied physics and aerospace engineering at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and took internship at Rocket and Space Corporation Energia. But he never worked in Russian aerospace industry because of its collapse in late 1990th, lack of financing and absence of interesting projects. That's why he continued his education at political faculty of Higher School of Economics at Moscow, where he earned his master’s degree in public relations. Then he worked as economic journalist. Now both Russian economy and Russian space industry are reviving. At the same time NewSpace companies are appearing all over the world. Nikolay hopes that today is the right moment to use his knowledge of PR, economics and space technologies to bring commercialization into Russian space industry. Today Nikolay is CEO of Selenokhod, private lunar robot maker and Russia's only Google Lunar X PRIZE team. Nikolay took part in Russian cosmonaut selection in 2011 but his selection process was cancelled in 2012 due to changing of selection requirements (maximum age was changed from 35 to 33).

Aleksandr Khokhlov graduated from the Penza Institute of Technology in 2002 as an engineer in general machine-building technology. From 2002 to 2010 he was with Rocket and Space Corporation Energia after S. P. Korolev, including 4 years with the Lead Operational Control Team (“GOGU”) in MCC-M. He was a flight controller of Life Support System, Extravehicular Activity Officer, and dealing with the technical maintenance of the ISS Russian segment. In 2009 he spent three months working in the Russian Regional Control group in MCC-H in Houston, USA. Starting from 2010 he works as an engineer with the State Scientific Center of Russia Central Scientific Research and Experimental Development Institute of Robotics and Technical Cybernetics. In 2005 he was qualifying to become a Russian cosmonaut but failed to join the selected group that year. He is a freelance correspondent of the Novosti Kosmonavtiki (Spaceflight News) magazine. He is also a member of the International Federation of Shaolin Kungfu and a coach of the outdoor activity programs for kids (canoeing, hiking, astronomy).

Marianna Ivanova graduated from Faculty of basic medicine (FBM) of Lomonosov Moscow State University in 2007 with diploma cum laude as physician. In cooperation with extreme medicine department of FBM MSU she’s done research in evaluation of vital systems parameters in altitude chamber conditions as part of space physiology and medicine course. Since 2007 she was specializing in ophthalmology residency in Russian medical academy of post-grad education. In 2008 she was participating in study course of Detroit medical center, Kresge eye institute in retinal diseases and refractive surgery. In cooperation with Scientific center of Neurology, brain research department she took part in visual cortical prosthesis research and development, that was her PhD topic which she finished in 2010. Her hobbies: traveling, active sports (bike, roller skates), bird watching.

Ilya Chekh has completed the bachelor program in Mechatronics at National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics with thesis about computer simulation of small unmanned aerial vehicle. At the present time he is studying on the Master’s program in the same specialty. His Master’s thesis is developing Automatic Research Extraterrestrial Station (project ARES). Ilya Chekh is interested in robotics and astrophysics. He takes an active part in all science conferences,
contents and competitions held at the University. Since 2011 Ilya has been working at a machinery plant as a design engineer. He is the curator of the given machines range produced. Since January 2012 he has been taken an active role as the design engineer at Selenokhod Google Lunar X PRIZE team. Ilya Chekh’s interests: snowboard, football, tennis. Graduated from School of Music in Piano with honors, 

Alexander Ilin was born in 1982 in Moscow. He graduated from Bauman Moscow State Technical University. Then he worked in the aerospace industry - in Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center. After that he worked as an engineer in a construction company. Since 2008 he worked as an editor in the "Novosti Kosmonavtiki" (Spaceflight News) magazine. Also he writes for several Russian magazines and newspapers. As a scientific consultant he has been involved in the shooting of the
film "Next stop - the Moon" making by Russian "National Film Center". Hobbies: model rocketry, amateur astronomy, reading science fiction and travelling. Married.

Peter Romanov graduated from geology faculty of Moscow State University in 2004. His fields of interests are hydrogeology, geoecology and engineering geology. Peter has published articles in scientific journals on his topics of interest. Hobbies: active sports, turism, skeet shooting.

Ivan Sobolev graduated from Bauman Moscow State Technical University. He has Ph.D. in the field of Spacecraft Structural Dynamics and Strength. Ivan works at Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center in Moscow as Lead Engineer developing manned planetary missions. He has driver licenses for bikes, cars and trucks (categories A, B and C), navigation license for motorboats and yachts. Hobbies: hiking, canoeing, mountain climbing, photography, astronomy, science journalism, guitar.
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