Members of the International Space Station (ISS) crew congratulated Russia’s space corporation (Roscosmos) cosmonaut, Denis Matveev, on his birthday and gave him a watch, a personalized chocolate bar, and a homemade cake as gifts.
All the members of the crew gathered the day before in Russia’s Zvezda service module to celebrate the 39th birthday of the Russian cosmonaut. One of the presents was a homemade cake made of cookies, jam, candy, and marmalade.
Cosmonaut Matveev turned 39 yesterday, on Monday, April 25. He celebrated his birthday aboard the International Space Station. The Russian cosmonaut arrived at the station on March 18 of this year.
Denis Matveev was born on April 25, 1983, in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg). From 1989 to 2000, he studied in the Moscow region at a school with an in-depth study of English. Starting from the 10th grade, he attended preparatory courses and after graduating from school with a silver medal, he entered the university at the Faculty of Computer Science and Control Systems.
In 2006, he graduated from the University with a degree in Computing Machines, Complexes, Systems and Networks. After graduating from the University, Denis worked for more than 4 years at the Cosmonaut Training Center as a junior researcher, engaged in the organization of cosmonaut training. Since 2009, he has worked as a leading engineer there.
Matveev is married and has one child. The cosmonaut is fond of sports, has the 3rd category in swimming and the 1st category in basketball.