The third second-generation space traveler, he was the Commander of Soyuz TMA-15.
He graduated from the Chernigov High Air Force School in 1992.
He was on the crew of Expedition 20 and Expedition 21 on the International Space Station.
His father Yuri Victorovich Romanenko was also a cosmonaut.
He is a cosmonaut like first man in space Yuri Gagarin.