Alexander Misurkin, Industry Advisory Board Member
Alexander Misurkin was born and grew up in Russia. He entered the KachaHigh Air Force Pilot School, where he studied until September 1998. He continued pilot training at the Armavir Military Aviation Institute, and graduated in October 1999 with a gold medal as a pilot-engineer. In October 2006 Misurkin was approved as a cosmonaut candidate and enlisted in the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center Cosmonaut (GCTC) Corps. He flew aboard Soyuz TMA-08M on 28 March 2013 as his first space mission, and launched on Soyuz MS-06 as his second flight, in 2017. Misurkin participated in a 8-hour 13 minutes spacewalk outside of the ISS and set a new record for the longest Russian spacewalk to date.