Soviet Air Drive and Ukrainian Surroundings Drive pilot and astronaut. He was an associate of the staff of NASA’s 1997 Space Shuttle Columbia worldwide objective (STS-87). He increased towards the rank of Main General in the Ukrainian Surroundings Drive. He was selected over scientist Yaroslav Pustovyi to take part in the debut Ukrainian space air travel. He previously two sons along with his wife Vera. He and Kevin Kregel had been both staff members over the STS-87 mission.