Mars-500
«Mars-500» project
Simulation of a manned flight to Mars
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Candidates for participation in 520-day isolation


Candidates from Russia


Egorov Boris Afanasievich

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Egorov Boris Afanasievich
photo: IBMP/Oleg Voloshin
Age: 43 years old
Permanent residence: Russia, Moscow region, Star city.
Profession: engineer.
Education:
in 1988 graduated from Kharkov higher military aviation college, faculty – aviation equipment. In 2003 graduated 1 rom Military –air academy named after Y. A. Gagarin.
From 1997 to 2000 studied at post-graduate courses at SSC RF – Institute for Bio-Medical Problems of RAS.
Experience:
From 1988 served in military positions in military units in Germany and in Far East. From 2003 – the leading engineer-investigator of MCC named after Y. A. Gagarin in the department of cosmonauts’ and astronauts’ training for survival during off-nominal launches landings. Specialist on interaction with the service of search and rescue; on investigations and tests in conditions of weightlessness on flying laboratories; on systems of landing and emergency rescue; scientific support; creation and test of the systems of landing; means of searching, rescue and evacuation.
Sphere of scientific interests: development of methodologies of survival and interaction in off-nominal situations.
Interests/hobbies: cars, computer engineering.


Zhirnov Andrey Alexandrovich

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Zhirnov Andrey Alexandrovich
photo: IBMP/Oleg Voloshin
Age: 30 years old
Permanent residence: Russia, Moscow.
Profession: engineer.
Education:
finished in 2002 Ryazan institute of Air-landing troops, on the specialty «Fighting and every-day activity of sub-units of air-landing troops Multi-purposeful track-type and wheel machines».
Experience:
From 2002 he served as the commander of platoon of Air-landing troops. From 2004 he was a specialist of the service of aviation safety of “Domodedovo” airport “East-line” company. From 2005 he was the head of the security service of the company JSC “MB-office technics”. He dealt with maintenance of the technical state of facilities, interaction with organization-partners.
Interests/hobbies: sports (candidate in masters of sports on box), travelling.


Kamolov Sukhrob Rustamovich

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Kamolov Sukhrob Rustamovich
photo: IBMP/Oleg Voloshin
Age: 37 years old
Permanent residence: Russia, Moscow.
Profession: surgeon.
Education:
In 1996 graduated from Russian Military-medical academy named after S. M. Kirov (Saint-Petersburg), faculty of preparation of physicians of foreign armies. In 1997 finished internship on the specialty surgery. Candidate of medical sciences, in 2009 defended thesis on the theme: “Immediate and postponed results of prosthesis of aortal valve with frame xenopericardial prosthesis of “BioLAB” series”.
Experience:
From 1990 to 1994 – studying on the treatment faculty of Tadzhikistan medical university. In 1994 he was transferred to Military-medical academy named after S. M Kirov. From 1998 he made operations in the Central military hospital in Dushanbe city. He worked in border regions of Tadzhikistan with Afganistan, he has experience of work with bullet and knife wounds. Since 2001 he worked in the department of oral surgery. From 2004 till 2006 he had residency training on cardio-vascular surgery in Scientific research center of cardio-vascular surgery named after Bakulev (Moscow). In 2006 he began post-graduate courses, finished them successfully and defended thesis in 2009. He worked in SRCCVS named after Bakulev and participated in operations on heart as the first assistant.
Sphere of scientific interests: physiology and pathophysiology of blood circulation, medical support and prophylaxis of diseases in conditions of long-term isolation.
Interests/hobbies: Cinema, theater, sports.


Sinelnikov Mikhail Olegovich

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Sinelnikov Mikhail Olegovich
photo: IBMP/Oleg Voloshin
Age: 37 years old
Permanent residence: Russia, Moscow region, Star city.
Profession: Engineer-electromechanic.
Education:
In 1994 graduated from Kaliningrad higher-naval college.
Experience:
Lieutenant-colonel of reserve. During the period from 1994 to 2009 occupied positions from the junior researcher to the head of the department – investigator (diving specialist). From 1997 he has been working in MCC named after Y. A. Gagarin. Characteristics of the performed work:

  • organization and conduction of proper exploitation, planned-prophylactic repair works, off-schedule repair works of the engineering technical systems of hydrolaboratory of MCC named after Y. A. Gagarin;
  • organization, preparation and conduction of tests of technical systems and equipment that were put in exploitation and modernized ones;
  • conduction of tests of divers’ equipment;
  • preparation, conclusion and support of agreements with external and related organizations on service, modernization of technical systems and equipment;
  • organization and conduction of initial divers’ training;
  • participation in scientific-research works;
  • participation as an ensuring diver in tests of space equipment and trainings of cosmonauts and astronauts of the crews of ISS1-ISS20 in conditions of simulated weightlessness in hydro-environment.
In the process of tests of space equipment, training and teaching of cosmonauts and astronauts in hydro-environment, he worked during 1700 hours under water (diving qualification – senior instructor-diver).
Sphere of scientific interests: Psychology of behavior of small groups in confined pressurized environment. Maintenance of the required working capacity of the crew and organization of leisure time during increase of monotony of staying in isolation
Interests/hobbies: traveling by car, diving, photo.


Sitev Alexey Sergevich

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Sitev Alexey Sergevich
photo: IBMP/Oleg Voloshin
Age: 38 years old
Permanent residence: Russia, Moscow region, Star city.
Profession: Engineer-shipbuilder.
Education:
In 1996 graduated from Higher Military-naval engineering of Lenin’s order college named after F. E. Dzerhzhinskiy on specialty search-rescue and diving works, building of rescue and ship-raising means and ships (Saint-Petersburg).
Experience:
From 1996 he served as the teacher-commander of platoon on the Black sea fleet (Sevastopol). During the time of service he learnt to work with all the types of diving equipment. He performed educational diving deep-water descending from the board of rescue ship “Epron”, he trained more than 250 junior specialists of Military-naval fleet on the qualification “deep water diver”. In 2004 he was transferred to MCC named after Y. A. Gagarin on the position of the leading engineer-investigator (senior diving specialist). He participated in training of ISS crews on extra-vehicular activity in conditions of simulated weightlessness in hydro-environment. He was the head of diving training of candidates for cosmonauts and members of the testing brigade.
Sphere of scientific interests: Improvement of life support systems, development of recommendations on activities of the crew in the struggle of functioning of the space station, development of technical means, facilitating for the cosmonauts exploration of the planet under investigation.
Interests/hobbies: Tourism, photo, diving.


Smoleevskiy Alexandr Egorovich

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Smoleevskiy Alexandr Egorovich
photo: IBMP/Oleg Voloshin
Age: 32 years old
Permanent residence: Russia, Moscow.
Profession: Military physician, physician of general practice, physiologist.
Education:
In 2005 with honour graduated from Military-medical Academy named after S. K. Kirov, faculty of training of physicians for Military-Air Forces and Space forces. In 2006 finished internship on specialty “physician of general practice”.
Experience:
From 2006 he was a researcher of scientific-research testing department of scientific-research testing center of aviation, space medicine and military ergonomics (SRTC ASM and ME). He is a specialist on medical support of tests of aviation sets and items of military technics, medical devices, apparatus and facilities. He dealt with the issues of increase of tolerance of human organism to unfavorable factors of environment and conditions of activity. Since 2009 he has been the head of laboratory of psycho-physiological investigations.
He investigated the problem of information interaction human-technical means.
Sphere of scientific interests: Biochemistry, pharmacology, physiology.
Interests/hobbies: Sports, fishing.


Candidates from Astronaut Center of China


Wang Yue

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Wang Yue
photo: IBMP/Oleg Voloshin
Age: 27 years old
Nationality: Chinese.
Resides in: China PR. Beijing.
Current employment:Assistant for astronauts' teacher, working on environment adaptability training and selection .
Education:
2000-2005. Nanjing Medical College. Prevention Medicine.
2005-2008. Astronaut Center of China. Physiology.
Experience:
2008 - now. A.C.C. SZ-7 mission (astronaut training and selection). The second batch of Chinese preliminary astronaut selection.
Interests/hobbies:Basketball, football, swimming, reading.


Candidates from European Space Agency


Archanmael Gaillard

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Archanmael Gaillard
photo: IBMP/Oleg Voloshin
Age: 34 years old
Nationality: French
Resides in: Rennes, France
Current employment: Engineer.
Education:
Gaillard obtained his Ph.D in Electronics from the Institut d’Electronique et de Telecommunications de Rennes (IETR), University of Rennes1 with Thomson R&D France in 2007.
Experience:
Arc'hanmael Gaillard was a member of the backup crew for the 105-day isolation period of the Mars 500 study. He is a study and development engineer who has worked for Thomson R&D France since 2003. He works on the research and development of technologies for flat panel displays, which includes the design of drivers, pixel circuits and backplane realisations.
He also has teaching experience at the Ecole Superieure d’Electricite, Rennes, where he taught semiconductor material physics, properties of transistors, solid-state semiconductor devices to graduate students.
Sphere of scientific interests: physics, electronics, space engineering.
Interests/hobbies: general knowledge games, cinema, squash, jogging, judo, and archery.


Diego Urbina

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Diego Urbina
photo: IBMP/Oleg Voloshin
Age: 27 years old
Country: Italy
Resides in:  
Current employment: Engineer.
Education:
Urbina has Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Electronics Engineering from the Politecnico di Torino, in Turin, Italy and a Master’s degree in Space Studies from the International Space University, in Strasbourg, France.
Experience:
Diego Urbina was a crew member at the Mars Desert Research Station in Utah, USA in January 2010, researching the growth of tropical plants and spacesuit constraints. He was an Attitude and Orbit Control Systems researcher for the Aramis nanosatellite at the Politecnico di Torino in 2008.
Following graduation, Urbina spent time as an outreach and educational activity organizer in the developing world. Prior to this he was an operations and astronaut training intern at the Neutral Buoyancy Facility of ESA’s European Astronaut Centre in Cologne, Germany from May to August 2009.
Urbina participated in the ‘Image Reversal In Space’ (IRIS) experiment for the ISS, supporting numerous measurements for baseline data collection and testing the experiment during ESA’s 50th Parabolic Flight Campaign in 2009.
Interests/hobbies: scuba diving, graphic design, drawing, fitness training and football.


Jerome Clevers

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Jerome Clevers
photo: IBMP/Oleg Voloshin
Age: 30 years old
Country: Belgium
Resides in:  Bayonne, France
Current employment: Engineer.
Education:
In 2003 he received his university degree in Mechanical Engineering from UCL in Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium and was a Master’s graduate in Aeronautical Engineering in 2005 from Supaero (Now part of ISAE) in Toulouse, France under the ‘Top Industrial Manager for Europe’ TIME programme.
Experience:
Jerome Clevers is currently a Technical Support Engineer at the Turbomeca Safran Group in charge of global technical support for the Arrius family of helicopter engines. This followed just over three years as a Safety and Reliability Engineer in the same company from November 2005 until March 2009. Prior to Turbomeca, Clevers was an internal auditor at Michelin under an internship during which he was responsible for organization and management of manufacturing in order to optimize production chain.
Sphere of scientific interests: astronomy and fundamental physics.
Interests/hobbies: rugby, surf boarding, Alpine skiing, deep sea diving, mountaineering, paragliding, travelling and learning Russian.


Romain Charles

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Romain Charles
photo: IBMP/Oleg Voloshin
Age: 31 years old
Country: France
Resides in: Saint Malo, France
Current employment: Engineer.
Education:
Obtained a Master’s degree in Engineering from the French Institute of Advanced Mechanics in Clermont Ferrand, France, which he attended from 1999 to 2004.
Experience:
Romain Charles has been working for Sotira (part of the SORA group of companies) since 2005. He is currently a Quality Manager for the company, which produces composite panels and has undertaken Quality Engineer roles within the company for the likes of Mclaren, Aston Martin and Tesla Motors. This followed a spell as a Quality Engineer for the automotive components company Mann+Hummel following graduation in 2004. This included working on projects for the Nissan company.
Interests/hobbies: books and cinema, the internet, swimming, running and scuba diving. He is also an active member of Junior Chamber International.
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